The charm and uniqueness of New York City was never
more beautifully and whimsically created for children
than in Sasek's This Is New York.
First published in 1960, his vision of New York nearly
forty years ago still remains fresh: the hustle and
bustle of Times Square, the ethnic neighborhoods, the
awe-inspiring architecture. Sasek captured the essences
of New York that delight children and parents, many
of whom who will remember the book from their childhood.
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.