Juvenile Nonfiction


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This Is New York

Written by Miroslav Sasek

  • May 30, 2003
  • Hardcover
  • Juvenile Nonfiction - General - DO NOT SELECT
  • Universe
  • 8-3/4 x 12
  • $17.95
  • $23.95
  • 978-0-7893-0884-9

About This Book

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!

About the Author

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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Reviews

  • "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." ~kids-bookreview.com
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