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.
About the Author
The author Louise Borden writes many of her highly regarded children’s books about historical moments that she finds inspiring. She lives with her husband, Pete, in Terrace Park, Ohio. Visit her website at www.louiseborden.com. The illustrator Allan Drummond studied illustration at the Royal College of Art in London and has lived and worked in France and the USA. Visit his website at www.allandrummond.com.