Children's Books

Book of Cities

Ever wondered what people are doing in cities all over the world at any given moment? Piero Ventura’s charmingly illustrated children’s book—appreciated by both young and old—brings bustling scenes of major cities to life in intricate detail. This facsimile edition of Ventura’s original book, first published in 1975, provides a colorful, educational, and unique tour of major world cities. Delight in each city as you look for the London policeman holding up traffic, children shoveling the heavy snow of the side streets in Moscow, clerks waiting on customers in a huge Parisian department store, or the steam rising from the Chinese food cooking on a tiny houseboat in Hong Kong. The finely drawn illustrations and humorous details in Book of Cities are a celebration of the many ways people live, work, travel, and have fun in the major cities of the world.

About The Author

Piero Ventura is the author and illustrator of more than eighty books, including The Magic Well and The Painter’s Trick. He lives in Italy.

  • Publish Date: March 24, 2009
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Category: Juvenile Nonfiction - Travel
  • Publisher: Universe
  • Trim Size: 9-1/4 x 12-1/2
  • Pages: 64
  • US Price: $18.95
  • CDN Price: $22.00
  • ISBN: 978-0-7893-1821-3


"...captures the hustle and bustle of life in all its beautiful humanity..."

“Your littlest travelers are in luck. This children’s classic, first published in 1975, is back in print. The vibrant illustrations continue to charm as they show us life around the globe, from Kyoto to Venice.” ~Endless Vacation Magazine

“This charmingly illustrated “children’s book” is a serious coffee table contender, presenting the defining quirks of the world’s most famous cities–from Hong Kong and Venice to Boston and LA–in stunning Where’s Waldo style detail.” ~ReadyMade Magazine