Tuesday, September 13, 2005

The story behind Curious George

Kelly at Big A little a has a great post about Louise Borden's new book, The Journey that Saved Curious George. She has two excellent links to articles on the book. What a story!

A new book, "The Journey That Saved Curious George: The True Wartime Escape of Margret and H. A. Rey" (Houghton Mifflin), tells of how George's creators, both German-born Jews, fled from Paris by bicycle in June 1940, carrying the manuscript of what would become "Curious George" as Nazis prepared to invade.

Borden will read from her book at the Museum of Tolerance, the educational arm of the Simon Wiesenthal Center, on Sunday, September 25 at 2:00 pm in Los Angeles, CA.

USA Today -- Curiosity about 'George'
New York Times -- "How Curious George Escaped the Nazis"
Louise Borden's website
The Journey That Saved Curious George Lesson Plan

No comments: