This is Paris



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A modern facsimile reprinting of the classic 1960s travelogue children's book series which has influenced numerous animation designers. This edition includes some info on Sasek and endnotes update info on the city.

From the publisher:

With the same wit and perception that distinguished his charming books on London, New York, and San Francisco, here this famous Czech painter presents his impressions of Paris in This Is Paris, first published in 1959 and now updated for the 21st century. We see its famous buildings, its beautiful gardens, the museums, the sidewalk cafes, and the people who live there -- artists, the concierges, the flower girls, and even the thousands of cats. Take a tour along the banks of the Seine, or through the galleries of the Louvre, or to the top of the Eiffel Tower. Elegant, vivid pictures of one of the most beautiful cities in the world, This is Paris!

Miroslav 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, including Paris, New York City, Venice, London, and Rome. His iconic series won several awards, such as the New York Times Best Illustrated Children's Book of the Year and the Boy's Club of American Junior Books Award. He died in 1980 in Switzerland.


Miroslav Sasek

Condition & Attributes

Very Fine in Fine dustjacket



Publishing Information

New York

Physical Description

12.6 inches
9.25 inches
64 pages
pictorial boards