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This is London Hardcover – April 24, 2004
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"...no photographs but wonderful, engaging drawings of life in London. It is amazing how a children's book can open up a whole world... how much the...kids learned from this book. This book made them excited about London...and motivated them to experience it.." ~Outlook by the Bay
About the Author
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.
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and as with all the updated printings of sasek's books, there is a welcome list of "this is the city...today!" at the end of the book with changes listed since the original printing. it is great to see both the way the city WAS as well as the present day differences.
i highly recommend this book if you are interested in either london, or simply in wonderful illustration.