Synopses & Reviews
Following on the runaway success of "This is New York," Universe is thrilled to reissue two more titles from M. Sasek's beloved children's travel series: "This is London" and "This is Paris."
Like "This is New York" and "This is San Francisco," "This is London" and "This is Paris" are facsimile editions of Sasek's original titles. His brilliant, vibrant illustrations have been meticulously preserved and remain true to his vision. With the passing of time facts have been updated where applicable in the back of each book. Perfect souvenirs with timely and nostalgic appeal, the books have an elegant, classic look and delightful narrative that will charm both children and their parents, many of whom will remember them from their own childhood.
"This is London," first published in 1959, presents impressions of London with its beautiful buildings, historic monuments, bridges, parks, shops and Piccadilly Circus, black cabs, Horse Guards, and famed Underground.
"This is Paris," first published in 1959, brings Paris, one of the most exciting cities in the world, to life. There are famous buildings, beautiful gardens, cafes, and the Parisians-artists, concierges, flower girls, and even thousands of cats. Take a tour along the banks of the Seine, through the galleries of the Louvre, and to the top of the Eiffel Tower.
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.
About the Author
Author and illustrator M. Sasek (1916-1980) was born in Prague, Czechoslavakia. He is best remembered for his classic stories on the great cities of the world.