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Beloved Curious George Characters Join Houghton Mifflin Harcourt for Story-Time and Family Fun at the Boston Book Festival

 Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, Curious George and the Man with the Yellow Hat, beloved characters to children everywhere.

WHAT: The Man with the Yellow Hat, Curious George’s best friend, will hold two special readings at the Houghton Mifflin Harcourt (HMH) booth at the Boston Book Festival on Saturday, Oct. 19. In addition to the readings, visitors to the HMH booth can enjoy sweet treats, relax with a good book, test out the latest HMH apps and win free app downloads. Children are encouraged to snap a photo with Curious George to earn a stamp for their festival Passport to Imagination, and all attendees are invited to tweet their pictures to @hmhco for a chance to win a tablet. 

The Boston Book Festival is a free day-long event for all ages that features keynotes, panels and seminars by more than 130 world-renowned authors and presenters around the city.

Also on Saturday, HMH will sponsor a panel discussion inspired by its new anthology, Our Boston: Writers Celebrate the City They Love, which stands as a tribute to the victims and heroes of the Boston Marathon bombing. Acclaimed writers Lesley Visser, Mike Barnicle, Leigh Montville and Madeleine Blais will reflect on what Boston means to them. Bob Oakes will moderate the panel, and Gary Gentel, President, HMH Trade Publishing, will offer a special introduction.

For more information on the Boston Book Festival, visit

WHEN: The Boston Book Festival takes place Oct. 17-19, with multiple events happening throughout all three days.

The Man with the Yellow Hat readings will take place on Saturday, Oct. 19 at 10:00 a.m. and 11:00 a.m. ET.

Our Boston: Writers Celebrate the City They Love is scheduled for Saturday, Oct. 19 at 11:00 a.m. ET at Trinity Sanctuary, Copley Square.       

WHERE: Book Festival events will take place at various locations in the Back Bay. The HMH booth will be located on Dartmouth Street, opposite the Boston Public Library (Booth 59).

About Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Houghton Mifflin Harcourt is a global learning company with the mission of changing people’s lives by fostering passionate, curious learners. Among the world’s largest providers of pre-K–12 education solutions and one of its longest-established publishing houses, HMH combines cutting-edge research, editorial excellence and technological innovation to improve teaching and learning environments and solve complex literacy and education challenges. HMH’s interactive, results-driven education solutions are utilized by 50 million students in over 150 countries, and its renowned and awarded novels, non-fiction, children's books and reference works are enjoyed by readers throughout the world. For more information, visit