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This is Hong Kong Hardcover – February 13, 2007


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Product Details

  • Age Range: 3 and up
  • Grade Level: Kindergarten - 12
  • Series: This is . . .
  • Hardcover: 64 pages
  • Publisher: Universe (February 13, 2007)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0789315602
  • ISBN-13: 978-0789315601
  • Product Dimensions: 12.4 x 9.1 x 0.6 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.6 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (11 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #92,589 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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"This is Hong Kong is resplendent with the little things that make Hong Kong one of the most magnificent cities in the world. This is Hong Kong will feed the soul of every travel-loving adult and child, the world over." ~kids-bookreview.com

About the Author

M. Sasek was born in 1916 in Prague, Czechoslovakia. An author and illustrator, he is best remembered for his classic stories on the great cities of the world. He died in 1980.

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Customer Reviews

They are the perfect souvenirs for a child!
Mary Therese Villanueva
There are a lot of things in the book that I did not know, so the book was very exciting for me.
Edward G. Nilges
The quality of the paper is nice, similar to the original one.
santiago

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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By Edward G. Nilges on January 22, 2009
Format: Hardcover
This book is about old Hong Kong in the Seventies with great illustrations. It talks about many things that you could see back then and some things you can see today! It describes trams, rickshaws, street restaurants and also the newspapers. There are a lot of things in the book that I did not know, so the book was very exciting for me. For example, I did not know that there were 32 different newspapers in Hong Kong.

Everyone will like this book because it is funny, it uses simple words, and there is even a list of differences between now and the 70s. Today, some of the old things are still around such as bamboo and fried hot chestnuts.

However, I think that the government of Hong Kong should have protected landmarks such as Queen's Pier. Also, I would have liked to go to Tiger Balm Gardens even though the new library is great. This book may make grownups sad to see how many landmarks have been lost.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By Hiker Girl on June 9, 2009
Format: Hardcover
The drab and fuzzy color photo copies of this recent reprint mute the charm of Miroslav Sasek's original bright and detailed paintings. While it's wonderful that all of the "This is. . ." books are now easily available, it's too bad they're redone in a manner that dulls Miroslav Sasek's artistic magic - and the reader's delight.
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I bought this for my 2yo son's first travel to Hong Kong. Though it may be meant for older kids, I thoroughly enjoy the colorful illustrations, definitely a keeper in our library!
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By santiago on January 8, 2014
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a wonderful childrens book, interesting to adults as well, its fun to read and identify all the sites. The quality of the paper is nice, similar to the original one. I own a couple of the books from the first edition and the new edition is quite good, the hong kong now page, mentions some the changes since the book was written and is a nice addition. Good Quality, glad they decided to re-edit them. looking forward to completing my collection

I recommend them for 4+ years old, a wonderful storytime book.
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The entire series is so nice and antiquated, done in the 60's style (when he wrote them) it really does allow kids to feel they have stepped back in time. I love all his books and gift them regularly to kids.
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By Mary Kay Finnigan on November 18, 2013
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The illustrations are great, but I do feel the books could have more verbiage and information to impart more knowledge.
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