From Rushmore on down
23 April 2010
The peculiar generation
25 April 2010

Curious George: The war years

“It feels ridiculous to be thinking about children’s books.” wrote Hans A. Rey, co-creator of Curious George, in September 1939. He and his wife and co-author Margret Rey, German Jews newly arrived in France, had just fled Paris for the refuge of a château in southern France.  But they did, and created their peculiar monkey books in abundance. Edward Rothstein has a sweet recapitulation of their curious lives, and Curious George’s, in The New York Times, pegged to what sounds like a cool new Rey exhibit at the Jewish Museum in New York.

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