M. Sasek (1916-1980) was born in Prague, Czechoslovakia. He is best remembered for his classic illustrated stories on the great cities of the world.
"...when I'm at home, I like to get my travel fix through books.
This illustrated journey through cities from London to Hong Kong is
colorful, engaging, and the perfect "escape" when I've got only 15
minutes to make a round trip." -Martha Stewart Living
"Czech illustrator Sasek's whimsical drawings of the world's great cities have enchanted children for decades. From New York City to Paris, London to Rome, this stunning "global treasury" features some of his best-loved work." -Good Housekeeping
"The most delightful and timeless images from 16 of his best boks are now collected in a single, fat globe-hopping volume, perfect to share with the kids in your life." -Passport
"Since 1958 kids have traveled the world through the whimsically illustrated This is book series by Czech-born artist M. Sasek, now curated in a single fabulous volume." -Entertainment Weekly
"A compilation of abridged versions of M. Sasek's most popular children's travel books. From London to Hong Kong, Sydney to San Francisco, readers will delight in this charming journey through the world's great cities. With deft strokes of his paintbrush and a witty voice to match, master illustrator and storyteller M. Sasek captured the essence of the world's major capitals and brought them to life for an entire generation of young readers. Now, more than fifty years later, those same readers are passing these stories down to their children and their children's children, and Sasek's This is series has officially reached iconic status. Collected here for the first time in one affordable volume are some of Sasek's most beloved adventures." -Grainedit.com