"Very little can match the pleasure of first discovering that, with the right book, you can journey around the world from the comfort of your favorite armchair. ..Sasek's beloved series of children's travel books will easily evoke rambling urges in readers young and old alike, and stir up pleasant nostalgia in those experienced enough to have traveled to the places portrayed. We easily lost ourselves in the colorful world of This is Rome.."
About the Author
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.