Did You Know…?

…That  H.A. and Margaret Rey were both Jewish and of German birth. Just before the Germans invaded Paris (where they were living in 1940), H.A. assembled two bicycles and he and his wife fled Paris only a few hours before it fell to the enemy. Among the very few possessions they carried was their first manuscript of Curious George. They made it to the Spanish border and from there went to Portugal and then Brazil. Eventually they arrived in New York where Houghton-Mifflin published their manuscript. And the rest is history!

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