31 Authors Children Love: H.A. Rey


H.A. Rey created one of the most memorable characters in children’s literature:

Skip the movie tie-ins and “new adventure” stories and go straight for the original books, by H.A. Rey and his wife Margret Rey:




George is fun because most children related to being “curious little monkeys”. His adventures all seem perfectly plausible to children (based on misunderstandings or one thing simply leading to another).

Another favorite in our house was illustrated by Rey, but not written by him:

Then there are his nonfiction books, which make great additions to an astronomy unit study:


The Rey’s life story is a fascinating one, worthy of an older child’s study. (Escaping from the Nazis on a bicycle constructed from spare parts is just part of the story.)

More sites about the Reys or their work:

Do you have a favorite book by H.A. and Margret Rey?

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