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    This is Hong Kong (This Is . . .) (Hardback) By (author) Miroslav Sasek

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    DescriptionLike the other Sasek classics, this is a facsimile edition of the original book. The brilliant, vibrant illustrations have been meticulously preserved, remaining true to his vision more than 40 years later. Facts have been updated for the 21st-century, appearing on a "This is . . . Today" page at the back of the book. These charming illustrations, coupled with Sasek's witty, playful narrative, make for a perfect souvenir that will delight both children and their parents, many of whom will remember the series from their own childhoods. "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 you 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.

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    This is Hong Kong
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Miroslav Sasek
    Physical properties
    Format: Hardback
    Number of pages: 64
    Width: 234 mm
    Height: 323 mm
    Thickness: 18 mm
    Weight: 748 g
    ISBN 13: 9780789315601
    ISBN 10: 0789315602

    BIC E4L: EY, PIB
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: Y1.3
    BIC subject category V2: YBC
    B&T Merchandise Category: JUV
    LC subject heading:
    B&T General Subject: 214
    Libri: ENGM3000, ENGL2030, KIND1415
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 12810
    Ingram Subject Code: C4
    Ingram Theme: CULT/ASIAN
    B&T Book Type: EN
    BISAC V2.8: JNF038020, JNF058000
    DC22: 951.25
    LC subject heading:
    DC22: 915.125046, 915.125
    Libri: HONG5005
    LC classification: DS796.H74 S275 2007
    LC subject heading:
    BISAC region code:
    Thema V1.0: YBC
    Illustrations note
    60 colour illustrations
    Imprint name
    Publication date
    01 June 2008
    Publication City/Country
    New York
    Author Information
    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.
    Review quote
    ""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"