This Is New York

This Is New York

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With the same wit and perception that distinguished his stylish books on Paris, London, and Rome, M. Sasek pictures fabulous, big-hearted New York City in This Is New York, first published in 1960 and now updated for the 21st century. The Dutchman who bought the island of Manhattan from the Native Americnas in 1626 for twenty-four dollars' worth of handy housewares little knew that his was the biggest bargain in American history. For everything about New York is big -- the buildings, the traffic jams, the cars, the stories, the Sunday papers. Here is the Staten Island Ferry, the Statute of Liberty, MacDougal Alley in Greenwich Village, Times Square, Rockefeller Center, Harlem, Chinatown, Central Park. The brass, the beauty, the magic, This Is New York!
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Product details

  • Hardback | 64 pages
  • 231 x 318 x 17.78mm | 703.07g
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • 0789308843
  • 9780789308849
  • 8,894

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"I love the way this classic storybook depicts New York living--it makes it seem so magical." Contributing editor for Pregnancy & Newborn "This is New York covers the rich gamut of cultural influence that makes this city great...enjoy every detailed moment - from hot dog carts to squirrels, this is one Sasek book you don't want to miss."

"This classic storybook shows many details of city life with cartoon characters and colorful illustrations. It works in a children's bedroom or on a coffee table." Globetrotting Mommy
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About Miroslav Sasek

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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Rating details

357 ratings
4.31 out of 5 stars
5 52% (187)
4 31% (109)
3 14% (49)
2 3% (9)
1 1% (3)

Our customer reviews

This retro book (published in 1960) is full of beautiful illustrations and lots of facts about New York City. I love looking at all of the pictures in the book and will be ordering more from this more
by Emily Naylor
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