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This Is Greeceby Miroslav Sasek
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All the latest titles from M. Sasek's beloved and nostalgic children's travel series, now in one convenient ISBN.
These facsimile editions of M. Sasek's beloved classic books from the 1960s are still timely and current in every way. The brilliant, vibrant illustrations have been meticulously preserved, remaining true to Sasek's vision more than forty years later. Where applicable, facts for each book have been updated for the twenty-first century.
Following the runaway success of these reprinted classics, Universe is now offering all sixteen titles in the This Is series in one convenient ISBN. The titles: This is Australia, This is the Way to the Moon, This is New York, This is San Francisco, This is London, This is Paris, This is Ireland, This is Venice, This is Edinburgh, This is Texas, This is Hong Kong, This is Rome, This is Britain, This is Israel, This is Greece and This is Washington, D.C.All the books in this beloved series incorporate Sasek's stylish, charming illustrations, coupled with his witty, playful narrative, making them a perfect souvenir that will delight both children and their parents, many of whom will remember these books from their own childhood.
Like the other Sasek classics, this is a facsimile edition of the original, first published in 1966. The illustrations have been meticulously preserved and the facts updated for the twenty-first century. The charming illustrations, coupled with Saseks playful narrative, make perfect souvenirs that will delight both children and parents. This is Greece captures the flavor and tradition of the birthplace of Western civilization. Theres Athens, with its spectacular views of the Acropolis, the Parthenon, temples, theaters, and marketplaces; architecture-renowned Corinth; Mycenae, inhabited since 3000 B.C.; Olympia, home of the gods; Delphi, famous for its legendary oracle; and the beautiful isles. Theres also modern-day Greece, where life is lived on street corners, in squares, and at tables amid reminders of the past.
About the Author
M. Sasek was born in 1916 in Prague. An author and illustrator, he is best remembered for his classic stories on the great cities of the world. He died in 1980.
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