This is Hong Kong

This is Hong Kong

Hardback This Is . . .

By (author) Miroslav Sasek

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  • Publisher: UNIVERSE PUBLISHING
  • Format: Hardback | 64 pages
  • Dimensions: 234mm x 323mm x 18mm | 748g
  • Publication date: 1 June 2008
  • Publication City/Country: New York
  • ISBN 10: 0789315602
  • ISBN 13: 9780789315601
  • Illustrations note: 60 colour illustrations
  • Sales rank: 17,976

Product description

Like 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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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.

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""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"