- The Journey That Saved Curious George: The True Wartime Escape of Margret and H.A. Rey
- written by Louise Borden
- illustrated by Allan Drummond
- published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt (2016)
- Roar Score: 5/5
As hard as it might be to believe, Curious George is still just as popular in 2017 as he’s been for the last 75 years. Yep: 75 years. Did I blow your mind? He’s gone from simple illustrations in a few picture books to becoming the center of a global franchise that includes an endless supply of books, toys, TV shows, and movies.
But have you ever wondered about the couple behind the perennially popular character, Margret and H.A. Rey? Turns out that have a remarkably compelling story, and the Curious George we all know and love almost never made it out of Nazi-occupied France!