Learn more about Curious George and the Hot Air Balloon:
|While on vacation, George and the man with the yellow hat stop to see Mt. Rushmore, but there is no time to take a helicopter ride for a close-up view of the presidents, so they whisk up and away in a hot air balloon to get a glimpse of the mountain. *Author: Rey, Margret/ Rey, H. A. *Series Title: Curious George *Publication Date: 1998/10/26 *Number of Pages: 24 *Binding Type: School And Library *Grade Level: Preschool *Language: English *Depth: 0.25 *Width: 8.50 *Height: 8.50|
From the Publisher:
While on vacation, George and the man with the yellow hat stop to see Mt. Rushmore. There's no time to take a helicopter ride for a close-up view - the hot air balloon races are about to start! Whisked up and away at the races, a surprised George gets a close-up view of the presidents after all. The adventures of Curious George continue in an all-new series beginning in fall 1998 with eight new stories. Written and illustrated in the style of Margret and H. A. Rey, the books will appear in paperback (8 x 8") and hardcover editions and will feature the art of Vipah Interactive, the animators of HMI's Curious George CD-ROMs.
Hans Augusto Reyersbach, later shortened to Rey, fought with the German army during World War I, after which he moved to Brazil. There he met and married Margaret Waldstein, an author and artist. The couple moved to Paris in 1936, but the Nazi invasion forced them to flee for the United States. Rey's first book, CECILY G. AND THE NINE MONKEYS, marked the first, very casual, appearance of his most famous character--Curious George. That character took the spotlight in the book CURIOUS GEORGE, which was published in 1941. In addition to his four books about Curious George, Rey also created such memorable characters as the extraordinarily long dachshund in PRETZEL and the resourceful kangaroo in KATY NO POCKETS. Since H. A. Rey died, his wife Margaret Rey and an illustrator working in H. A. Rey's style have created several more books featuring Curious George.