Margret Rey


Born
in Germany
May 16, 1906

Died
December 21, 1996

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Margret Elizabeth Rey (May 16, 1906 – December 21, 1996), born Margarete Elisabeth Waldstein, was (with her husband H. A. Rey), the co-author and illustrator of children's books, best known for their Curious George

Although she was born in Germany, she fled to Brazil early in her life to escape Nazism. While there, she met her future husband Hans (who was a salesman and also from Germany). They married in 1935 and moved to Paris, France that same year.

While in Paris, Hans's animal drawings came to the attention of French publisher, who commissioned him to write a children's book. The result, Rafi and the Nine Monkeys, is little remembered today, but one of its characters, an adorably impish monkey named Curious George, was such a success tha
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Average rating: 4.21 · 154,266 ratings · 2,495 reviews · 104 distinct worksSimilar authors
The Complete Adventures of ...

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4.24 avg rating — 42,964 ratings — published 1969 — 27 editions
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Curious George Goes to the ...

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4.24 avg rating — 36,425 ratings — published 1966 — 22 editions
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Curious George Visits the L...

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Curious George Visits the Zoo

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4.30 avg rating — 11,083 ratings — published 1985 — 24 editions
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Curious George Flies a Kite

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4.24 avg rating — 8,247 ratings — published 1958 — 27 editions
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Curious George Makes Pancakes

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4.27 avg rating — 4,474 ratings — published 1998 — 32 editions
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A Treasury of Curious George

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4.34 avg rating — 3,901 ratings — published 2004 — 9 editions
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Curious George Goes to a Co...

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Curious George Goes to the ...

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3.97 avg rating — 2,340 ratings — published 1984 — 26 editions
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Curious George and the Fire...

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4.18 avg rating — 1,887 ratings — published 1940 — 27 editions
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