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Margret Elizabeth Rey

Margret Elizabeth Rey was German writer. Founder, trustee The Curious George Foundation, Cambridge, Massachusetts, since 1991; board directors Phillips Brooks House, Harvard University, Cambridge, Massachusetts, since 1989. Member World Wildlife, Smithsonian, Museum Fine Arts, Audobon Society, Defenders of Wildlife.

Background

  • Rey, Margret Elizabeth was born on May 16, 1906 in Hamburg, Germany. Came to the United States, 1940. Daughter of Felix and Gertrude (Rosenfeld) Waldstein.

  • Education

    • Art degree, Art Academy, Hamburg, Germany, 1929. Art degree, Bauhaus, Dessau, Germany, 1931. Art degree, Academy Art, Dusseldorf, Germany, 1932.

    Career

    • Children's author Houghton Mifflin Company, Boston, 1941-1997, Harper & Row, New York City, 1945-1997. Script consultant Curgeo, Montreal, Quebec, Canada, 1977-1983. Adjunct professor Brandeis University, Waltham, Massachusetts, 1978-1984.

    Works

    • Curious George Super Sticker Activity Book (CGTV)
    • This full colour paperback book is a treasure trove of exciting activities and more than 500 stickers! It includes the following: Search-and-find scenes with objects to look for; Sticker puzzles with corresponding sticker pages to complete each picture; Educational counting and matching activities; Make-your-own craft activities; Sturdy cut-out Curious George characters to colour; A cut-out matching memory game with 34 cards; and, Stickers for all occasions! The "Curious George Super Sticker Activity Book" is jam-packed with games and activities, making it perfect for kids aged 3 to 7 to enjoy on their own or share with siblings and friends.
    • Curious George at the Park (CGTV Touch-and-Feel Board Book)
    • There are so many fun things for Curious George to do at the park: see his animal friends, admire the trees and flowers, fly a kite, play soccer, and—his favorite one of all—have a picnic! The varied touch-and-feel materials—which include soft bunny fur, bumpy tree bark, shiny kite material, a rubbery soccer ball, and patterned blanket fabric—help young readers experience and enjoy all that the park has to offer through the curious eyes of everyone’s favorite little monkey.
    • Sweet Dreams, Curious George
    • George is so excited about reading Chicken Little, the new book from the library! But when George goes to sleep, he dreams that the sky is falling, just like in his book! What is a woken-up little monkey to do in the middle of the night? Ask for another story, jump on the bed, drink some warm milk? With the help of the man with the yellow hat and a telescope, he finds a starry solution that will turn his scary dreams into sweet dreams.
    • Sweet Dreams, Curious George
    • George is so excited about reading Chicken Little, the new book from the library! But when George goes to sleep, he dreams that the sky is falling, just like in his book! What is a woken-up little monkey to do in the middle of the night? Ask for another story, jump on the bed, drink some warm milk? With the help of the man with the yellow hat and a telescope, he finds a starry solution that will turn his scary dreams into sweet dreams.

    Politics

    Party affiliation: Democrat

    Membership

    Founder, trustee The Curious George Foundation, Cambridge, Massachusetts, since 1991. Board directors Phillips Brooks House, Harvard University, Cambridge, Massachusetts, since 1989. Member World Wildlife, Smithsonian, Museum Fine Arts, Audobon Society, Defenders of Wildlife.

    Personality

    Interests

    Reading, gardening.

    Connections

    • Married Hans A. Rey (deceased 1977).
    • father: Felix Waldstein
    • mother: Gertrude (Rosenfeld) Waldstein
    • spouse: Hans A. Rey
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    Born March 16, 1906
    Died December 21, 1996
    (aged 90)
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    • 1929
      Art Academy
    • 1931
      Bauhaus
    • 1932
      Academy Art
    • 1941 - 1997
      Children's author, Houghton Mifflin Company
      Boston, Massachusetts, United States
    • 1945 - 1997
      Children's author, Houghton Mifflin Company