The Journey That Saved Curious George: The True Wartime Escape of Margret and H.A. Rey
Written by Louise Borden, Illustrated by Allan Drummond
This book tells how the creators of “Curious George” narrowly escaped capture by the Nazis while fleeing Paris on their bicycles during World War II.
Primary Source Pairing:
The book The Journey That Saved Curious George: The True Wartime Escape of Margret and H.A. Rey is filled to the brim with primary sources collected by author Louise Borden. Her vast amount of research for this book creates a thorough and engaging visual journey through the lives of Margret and H.A. Rey. Guide students through the examination and analysis of the images throughout the book. Use the “Become a Detective” section included at the end of the book to empower students to be critical thinkers and problem solvers in their learning. Borden also includes two extension activities at the end of the book: Make a Timeline, Make a Map.
Questions for Discussion:
- Describe what you see.
- What do you notice first?
- What people and objects are shown?
- How are they arranged?
- What is the physical setting?
- What can you learn from examining this image?
Book Cover and Summary: Follett
Margret and H.A. Rey: OKNews