This handsome gift set includes the top-selling The Complete Adventures of Curious George plus an unabridged audio collection.
Featuring not only all seven original Curious George stories (Curious George, Curious George Flies a Kite, Curious George Gets a Medal, Curious George Goes to the Hospital, Curious George Rides a Bike, Curious George Takes a Job, and Curious George Learns the Alphabet), the special collector's edition also includes a bonus photo album of the Reys, an introduction by Leonard Marcus, and an essay by Dee Jones. The book is packaged with five CDs that include audio recordings of the stories, available with and without turn signals, for three and a half hours of entertainment. CDs are packaged in reusable paper slipcase.
"This is George. He lived in Africa. he was a good little monkey, and always very curious." With these words, H.A. and Margret Rey introduced the world to Curious George, and the world has loved him ever since. The tales of this cheerful and resilent little heror have kept generations of readers enthralled and entertained. This lavish 70th Anniversary edition includes an introduction by Leonard S. Marcus, Publisher's Perspective by Anita Silvey, retrospective essay by Dee Jones with photographic album of Margaret and H. A. Rey, and the seven original tales of Curious George: "Curious George, Curious George Gets a Medal, Curious George Flies a Kite, Curious George Rides a Bike, Curious George Goes to the Hospital, Curious George Takes a Job, "and "Curious George Learns the Alphabet. " " "This volume also includes two audio CDs with recordings of the seven stories--more than one hour of storytelling The Complete Adventures of Curious George will be treasured by George's many fans, young and old.
COMPLETE ADVENTURES OF CURIOUS GEORGE
MARGRET & H. A. REY Book Number: 77775 Product format: Hardback
Hooray for Curious George! The ingenious little monkey who left the jungle many years ago to live with a man in a yellow hat has found a lasting place in the hearts of millions of children. Our little hero's knack for getting himself in and out of trouble while taking everything in his stride has kept generations of readers enthralled. Now all his exciting adventures can be found in one bumper volume to be treasured by fans young and old. The adventures in the compendium includes Curious George Takes a Job, Rides a Bike, Gets a Medal, Flies a Kite, Learns the Alphabet and Goes to Hospital. In large print and big original colour illustrations, Curious George is the quintessential childhood tale of monkey shines and mischief. He was the creation of wartime refugees, the self-taught artist Hans Augusto Rey (1898-1977) and his Bauhaus-trained wife Margret (1906-1996). In Curious George Gets a Medal (1957) George goes for a ride in a rocket, and the story was published weeks before the Soviet's surprise launch of the Sputnik II Satellite which carried the first animal into space, a little dog named Laika. Simplified, controlled vocabulary still to this day helps youngsters to learn to read. 400 very large pages in big hardback with dedication page. Colour.
Published price: £19.99
Bibliophile price: £7.00