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M. Sasek - This is Venice HC book
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On the heels of the runaway bestsellers This is New York and This is Paris, Universe is pleased to reissue another title from M. Sasek's beloved and nostalgic children's travel series.

Like the other Sasek classics, This is Venice is a facsimile edition of his original book from the 1960s and is still timely and current in every way. The brilliant, vibrant illustrations have been meticulously preserved, remaining true to his vision more than 40 years later and, where applicable, facts have been updated for the twenty-first century, appearing on a "This is...Today" page at the back of the book. The stylish, charming illustrations, coupled with Sasek's witty, playful narrative, makes for a perfect souvenir that will delight both children and their parents, many of whom will remember this book from their childhood.

This is Venice, first published in 1961, presents indelible impressions of romantic, watery Venice, where under a brilliant blue sky Sasek the gondolier navigates the winding canals to visit such famous and glorious landmarks as the Palazzo Grassi, Piazza San Marco, Doges Palace, and the Accademia di Belle Arti.

Hardcover
64 pages
Dimension: 12.6 x 9.1 x 0.5 inches
M. Sasek - This is San Francisco HC book
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Facsimile edition of a beloved, long out-of-print children's classic.

Let the rumbling cable car tell you the story! And what a story: From the crookedest street in the world to the Peking ducks in Chinatown, San Francisco is easily one of the world's most enchanting cities. Illustrator Miroslav Sasek captures both the breathtaking landscape and the cosmopolitan flavor of the City by the Bay in This is San Francisco. First published in 1962, Sasek's jaunty, colorful illustrations will still dazzle kids and adults alike.

Hardcover
Dimension: 12.6 x 9.1 x 0.5 inches
M. Sasek - This is Rome HC book
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Like the other Sasek classics, this is a facsimile edition of the original book. The brilliant, vibrant illustrations have been meticulously preserved, remaining true to his vision more than 40 years later. Facts have been updated for the 21st-century, appearing on a "This is . . . Today" page at the back of the book. These charming illustrations, coupled with Sasek's witty, playful narrative, make for a perfect souvenir that will delight both children and their parents, many of whom will remember the series from their own childhoods. This is Rome, first published in 1960, traces the history of Roman civilization to bring to life the Rome of the 60's. Sasek navigates Rome's busy, winding streets to visit such glorious historical landmarks as the statues of Michelangelo, Vatican City, the Pantheon, and the Fontana di Trevi-and to show us the eccentricities of modern Roman life, from its colorful trains, trams, and taxis to its chic espresso bars and pasta houses.

Hardcover
Dimension: 12.6 x 9.1 x 0.5 inches
M. Sasek - This is Washington D.C. HC book
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Sasek picked the wrong moment to visit Washington, D.C. and arrived just in time to witness the mayhem that followed Martin Luther King's assassination, the Poor People's Campaign and the assassination of Robert F. Kennedy.

Some critics felt that his experiences were reflected in the book. This is Washington, D.C. is more sombre in tone than the earlier books in the series, but this is consistent with the later books which all seem to focus more on architectural detail and less on the cute, ephemeral details that typify the earlier titles. Saying that, it is still an excellent book with lots of great pictures and an informative narrative as always.


Hardcover
Dimension: 12.6 x 9.1 x 0.5 inches
M. Sasek - This is Munich HC book
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Like the other Sasek classics, This is Munich is a facsimile edition of his original book, which was first published in 1969. The brilliant illustrations have been meticulously preserved and facts updated for the twenty-first century. The charming illustrations coupled with Sasek’s playful narrative make for a perfect souvenir that will delight both children and parents.

Sasek introduces children—and many adults alike—to the ancient Bavarian capital. Stops include the New Town Hall, the Frauenkirche cathedral, and Munich’s most famous beer hall.

With bright pictures and snappy commentary, Sasek wittily captures all the fascinating things to do and see in this German seat of culture—This is Munich!


Hardcover
Dimension: 12.6 x 9.1 x 0.5 inches
M. Sasek - This is London HC book
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With the same wit and perception that distinguished his charming books on Paris, New York, and San Francisco, M Sasek presents stylish, elegant London in This is London, first published in 1959 and now updated for the 21st century. Here this beloved illustrator shares his impressions of London with its beautiful buildings, historic monuments, bridges, parks, shops and Piccadilly Circus, black cabs, Horse Guards, and famed Underground. Sasek has cast his loving eye on London and the result are colorful, sophisticated pictures of one of the most exciting cities in the world, paired with a lively text that keeps a playful sense of fun while taking the reader to the highlights of one of the world’s great capitals.
This is London is a facsimile editions of Sasek’s original title. 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 the book. The result is a treasure with an elegant, classic look and delightful narrative that will charm both children and their parents, many of whom will remember the same book from their own childhood.

Hardcover
Dimension: 12.6 x 9.1 x 0.5 inches
M. Sasek - This is Edinburgh HC book
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This is Edinburgh was one of Sasek's three favourite titles (along with This is Venice and This is Hong Kong). As Sasek focuses on the small details like shops and individual streets, he seems to have picked things that have endured. It is a very Scottish book that captures the essence of Edinburgh as it still is today.

Hardcover
Dimension: 12.6 x 9.1 x 0.5 inches
M. Sasek - This is Greece HC book
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M. Sasek's ode "to the glory that was (and is) Greece " captures the flavor and tradition of the birthplace of Western civilisation in a fascinating, colorful picture tour for young and old. In his unique style, sasek portrays the magnifiecence of ancient Greece. Land of gods and heroes, philosophers and statesmen - This is Greece!

Hardcover
Dimension: 12.6 x 9.1 x 0.5 inches
M. Sasek - This is Hong Kong HC book
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Like the other Sasek classics, this is a facsimile edition of the original book. The brilliant, vibrant illustrations have been meticulously preserved, remaining true to his vision more than 40 years later. Facts have been updated for the 21st-century, appearing on a "This is . . . Today" page at the back of the book. These charming illustrations, coupled with Sasek's witty, playful narrative, make for a perfect souvenir that will delight both children and their parents, many of whom will remember the series from their own childhoods. This is Hong Kong, first published in 1965, captures the enchantment and the contrasts of Hong Kong in the sixties. Roaring jets bring in the tourists; bamboo rickshaws taxi them through exotic streets fragrant with incense, roasting chestnuts, and honey-glazed Peking duck. Sasek shows you the sweeping panorama of gleaming Kowloon Bay framed by misty mountain ridges, then moves in for close-ups of laborers and hawkers, refugees from the mainland, and sailors of flame-red junks, and the strange "water people" who, it is said, never set foot on dry land.

Hardcover
Dimension: 12.6 x 9.1 x 0.5 inches
M. Sasek - This is Israel HC book
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M. Sasek takes a bright and breezy trip through Israel. It is a lovely, colourful book with plenty of typical Sasek illustrations.

This was the first This is book to be devoted to a a whole country, albeit a small one. It is also one of the few Sasek books to be made into a film.

Hardcover
Dimension: 12.6 x 9.1 x 0.5 inches