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This is Hong Kong (9780789315601)

by Miroslav Sasek
Hardback

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.

For 4+ year olds.

This is Hong Kong (9780789315601) by Miroslav Sasek, Hardback, June 2008, Rizzoli


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Additional product information

Author Miroslav Sasek
Format Hardback
Age Suitability 4+
ISBN 9780789315601
Date Published June 2008
Publisher Rizzoli

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