Curious George Goes to the Hospital (Special Edition)

by H. A. Rey and Margret Rey
$17.99
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In this special edition, celebrating the 50th anniversary of the title, readers learn all about visting the hospital as George goes in for an operation to remove a puzzle piece he has swallowed. Includes free downloadable audio read by actor John Krasinski,  a new afterword, and tips on how to prepare a child for a hospital stay.


  • Format: Hardcover
  • ISBN-13/EAN: 9780544764088
  • ISBN-10: 0544764080
  • Pages: 56
  • Publication Date: 03/07/2017
  • Carton Quantity: 22

About the book

Curious George Goes to the Hospital is now celebrating its 50th anniversary! In this special edition with a beautiful new jacket, Curious George takes a trip to the hospital after swallowing a puzzle piece and learns about the inner workings of the hospital and gets into some mischief. Includes free downloadable audio read by actor John Krasinski. Also includes an afterword from Dr. Frederick Lovejoy Jr., associate physician in chief of the Boston Children's Hospital detailing the wonderful connection the Reys shared with the hospital staff that inspired the book and explains current advances in medical technology and tips on preparing a child for a hospital stay. 

 

About the author
H. A. Rey

Hans Augusto Rey was born in Hamburg, Germany in 1898. As a child, he spent much of his free time in that city's famous Hagenbeck Zoo drawing animals. After serving in the army during World War I, he studied philology and natural science at the University of Hamburg. He then married Margret Rey and they moved to Montmartre for four years. The manuscript for the first Curious George books was one of the few items the Reys carried with them on their bicycles when they escaped from Paris in 1940. Eventually, they made their way to the United States, and Curious George was published in 1941. Curious George has been published in many languages, including French, German, Japanese, Afrikaans, and Norwegian. Additional Curious George books followed, as well as such other favorites as CECILY G. AND THE NINE MONKEYS and FIND THE CONSTELLATIONS.

Margret Rey

The Reys were born in Hamburg, Germany. Hans Augusto Rey (1898-1977) met his wife-to-be, Margret (1906-1996), at a party in her father's home in Germany; when he first caught a glimpse of her, she was sliding down the banister. In their twenties and thirties they lived in Paris and in Rio de Janeiro, where Hans sold bathtubs in villages along the Amazon River. Eventually Cambridge, Massachusetts, became the Reys' home and community. Throughout their lives the Reys created many lively books together, including SPOTTY, PRETZEL, and lift-the-flap books such as HOW DO YOU GET THERE? The manuscript of the first Curious George books was one of the few items the Reys carried with them on their bicycles when they escaped from Paris in 1940. Eventually, they made their way to the United States, and CURIOUS GEORGE was published in 1941. Their incorrigible little monkey has become an American icon, selling millions of books and capturing the hearts of readers everywhere. CURIOUS GEORGE has been published in many languages, including French, German, Japanese, Afrikaans, and Norwegian. Additional Curious George books followed, as well as such other favorites as CECILY G. AND THE NINE MONKEYS and FIND THE CONSTELLATIONS. Visit www.curiousgeorge.com.

Reviews

"While beginning readers are convinced that they are enjoying themselves with George, their supervising adults are equally sure that they are learning something. Both are absolutely right." Kirkus Reviews