This is… Miroslav Sasek

November 1, 2011

childrens books1960s Children’s Picture Book Series
In the 1960s Czech born author & illustrator Miroslav Sasek created some of the most beautiful children’s books ever made! His‘This Is’ series introduces kids to great countries, cities & landmarks in an entertaining and understanding way. It was the effortless mix of fun facts, charming detail & quirky illustrations that made them an instant hit with me! There are 18 books in the set and I already own 5 – London, Paris, New York, Edinburgh & San Francisco. I’ve had to boundary my urge to buy the lot by resolving to only treat myself to the countries I’ve been to! The books are wonderfully enticing and the artwork is simply beautiful – and while little is known about Sasek it cannot be denied that he has left a truly wonderful legacy.

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