The True Wartime Escape of Margret and H.A. Rey
by Louise Borden
In 1940, Hans and Margret Rey fled their Paris home as the German army advanced. They began their harrowing journey on bicycles, pedaling to Southern France with children's book manuscripts among their few possessions.
Louise Borden combed primary resources, including Hans Rey's pocket diaries, to tell this dramatic true story. Archival materials introduce readers to the world of Hans and Margret Rey while Allan Drummond dramatically and colorfully illustrates their wartime trek to a new home.
Follow the Rey's amazing story in this unique large format book that resembles a travel journal and includes full-color illustrations, original photos, actual ticket stubs and more. A perfect book for Curious George fans of all ages.
Paperback, 80 pages
Appropriate mentor text for:
Poetry, Expository Writing: Literary Nonfiction
Watch this video from the 2014 Literacy Retreat where Kristina Smekens identifies her favorite features of this title.