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Curiosity Day is September 17th. H(ans) A(ugusto) Rey was born on September 16, 1898, in Hamburg, Germany. He grew up near the world-famous Hagenbeck Zoo, and developed a lifelong love for both animals and drawing. Margarete Elisabeth Waldstein (who would be known to most of the world as Margret Rey) was also born in Hamburg, on May 16, 1906. The two met briefly when Margret was a young girl, before she left Hamburg to study art. They were reunited in 1935 in Rio de Janeiro, where Hans was selling bathtubs as part of a family business and where Margret had gone to escape the political climate in Germany. Hans and Margret were married in Brazil on August 16, 1935, but they moved to Paris after falling in love with the city during their European honeymoon. It was there that Hans published his first children's book, after a French publisher saw his newspaper cartoons of a giraffe and asked him to expand upon them. Ragi et les 9 singes (Cecily G. and the Nine Monkeys in English) was the result, and marked the debut of a mischievous monkey named Curious George. Celebrate Geroge with one of these titles
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