Ever curious about Curious George and how he came about? The author, H. A, Rey, was born in Hamburg Germany in 1898 and Margret Rey was also born in Hamburg in 1906. After they married, tbey moved to Paris in the mid 1930’s. In 1940, they realized they had to escape before the Nazis took power. You can read how they escaped in the book, The Journey That Saved Curious George: the True Wartime Escape of Margret and H.A. Rey by Louise Borden. There is also a website that will tell you more of the story of the curious little monkey!