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M. Sasek: THIS IS HONG KONG

Author: M. Sasek

This is Hong Kong, first published in 1965, captures the enchantment and the contrasts of Hong Kong in the sixties. Roaring jets bring in the tourists; bamboo rickshaws taxi them through exotic streets fragrant with incense, roasting chestnuts, and honey-glazed Peking duck. Sasek shows the sweeping panorama of gleaming Kowloon Bay framed by misty mountain ridges, then moves in for close-ups of laborers and hawkers, refugees from the mainland, and sailors of flame-red junks, and the strange "water people" who, it is said, never set foot on dry land.

This book is a reissue from Sasek's beloved and nostalgic children's travel series. Like the other Sasek classics, this is a facsimile edition of the original book from the 1960s that is still timely and current in every way. The brilliant, vibrant illustrations have been meticulously preserved, remaining true to Sasek' vision more than 40 years later and, where applicable, facts have been updated for the twenty-first century, appearing on a "This is...Today" page at the back of the book. The stylish, charming illustrations, coupled with Sasek's witty, playful narrative, makes for a perfect souvenir that will delight both children and their parents, many of whom will remember this book from their childhood.

This is Hong Kong was one of Sasek's three favorite titles (along with This is Edinburgh and This is Venice).

$17.95 (hardcover)
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Titles currently in the reissued series: This is...
Britain Edinburgh Greece Hong Kong Ireland
Israel London New York Paris Rome
   
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