Friday, September 3, 2010

Curious George

I mentioned the other day about Curious George which reminded me of an article in the New York Times found HERE about an exhibition of the books and history behind it called “Curious George Saves the Day.” The story behind the Curious George series is fascinating–and could be a book of its own. Margret and H.A. Rey fled Paris in 1940 on bicycles, making their way to Lisbon. They went initially to Rio de Janeiro, then New York, and finally settled in Cambridge, Massachusetts. Now that Curious George has become a franchise, he has been tamed to a great extent. The ether scene in one of the early books can no longer be found in versions of George’s adventures today, but I do have the book with him smoking.  


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