Monday, September 12, 2005

The Journey that Saved Curious George

Louis Borden has written a book about Margaret and H.A. Rey (German-born Jews) and their escape from the Nazis. This picture book, The Journey that Saved Curious George, intended for older readers charts the Reys' journey from Paris in 1940 through Spain on bicycles and their eventual arrival in New York City.

The Reys began writing kids books before arriving to the States and even had a 1939 French publication, "Raffy and the 9 Monkeys."

An exciting tale and one with a happy ending. Borden was interviewed by Dinita Smith for the New York Times.

ETA: USA Today has covered Borden's new book as well (by Bob Minzesheimer).