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This Is Texas
Following the runaway bestsellers This is New York and This is Paris, Universe is pleased to reissue another title from M. Sasek's beloved and nostalgic children's travel series. Like the other Sasek classics, This is Texas is a facsimile edition of his original book that is still timely and current in every way. The stylish, charming illustrations, coupled with Sasek's witty, playful narrative, make the book a perfect souvenir that will delight both children and their parents, many of whom will remember it from their childhood. The brilliant, vibrant illustrations have been meticulously preserved, remaining true to his vision more than forty years later and, where applicable, facts have been updated for the twenty-first century, appearing on a "This is ... Today" page at the back of each book. In This is Texas, first published in 1967, M. Sasek rides high in the saddle, lassoing all the color and colossal span of Texas as he tours the state from Dallas, Houston, and Austin to the Alamo. From its cattle, coyotes, and cowboys to its oil wells, rodeo and rattlesnakes, everything in the biggest state is bigger than anywhere else.
This Is a Great Book
By A Customer
- May 29, 2003
Ok, it's doubtful anyone will ever read this review, but as Mr. Sasek has passed away, this is the only tribute I can leave him.
I was born in Texas, and have lived my whole life there. For many people outside of Texas, our devotion to our state and the pride we take in being Texan can be confusing. After all, most people think Texas consists of nothing but cowboys and oil wells. But those who have lived here know that Texas is far more than the sum of her parts.
As a child, my parents bought this book, and we read it together. This book made me realize how lucky I am to have been born here, and what pride I should have in my state. How odd that this lesson would be taught by a writer from Prague! True, the book does contain many of the cliches associated with Texas (such as the aforementioned cowboys and oil wells), but it really tries to show that Texas is so much more. Mostly, I remember that, instead of focusing on one city in the state, this book covered... read more
The best travel guides for kids and grown-ups!
- August 18, 2009
Sasek's children travel guides simply catch the spirit of the big cities and countries of the world.
The clever and appealing verse and the charming illustrations make this series not only informative but also fun to read.
Appreciated by 7 year old moving to Texas!
- May 20, 2012
This was the perfect good-bye gift for a little girl who loves to read. We thought it was so well-done and illustrated and complete. It was great to find such a classic book about Texas that will never be out-
dated and fun for a young reader about to make a big transition.
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