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4.42 of 5 stars 4.42  ·  rating details  ·  106 ratings  ·  10 reviews
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 witt ...more
Hardcover, 64 pages
Published February 13th 2007 by Universe (first published 1960)
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Jason Bradshaw
I keep finding these in thrift stores and the art is seriously stunning. Sasek quickly became one of my favorite illustrators and I look at these all the time for ideas. Beautiful, beautiful series of books.
Jason Golomb
"Once the capital of the Roman Empire, now the capital of Italy and the center of Catholic Christendom, Rome is the "eternal city" - where the old world and the new stand side by side."

M. Sasek's "This is Rome" is a beautiful picture book that will give readers of all ages a look at the wonders of this amazing city. Starting right from the beginning with the two baby brothers, Romulus and Remus, brought up by a motherly she-wolf on the Palantine Hill, Sasek's crisp descriptions blend seemlessly
Melanie Olson
Our family traveled to Rome when my son was three years old...eight years ago. Since he can't remember most of the things we saw and experienced, I'm always on the lookout for things that will jog his memory and will review some of the amazing experiences we had. I spotted this book in the gift shop of an art museum, and HAD to have it! Miroslav Sasek became famous for his children's travel books, particularly the whimsical artwork. This is a fun book to have to review all of the aspects of our ...more
Amy Carr
Apparently this author has written a whole series of books highlighting different cities, states, countries, etc. from around the world. I found this particular book at the BYU Museum of Art bookstore and gave it to my husband for father's day. I love the illustrations and informative but simple text. My children have seeing and learning about some of the places my husband and I have visited in Rome. Love these books! Would love the ENTIRE series!
Miroslav Sasek's mid-century illustrations are dreamy and a perfect fit for a romantic city like Rome. He illustrated travel books like this for a bunch of cities. Paris is especially elegant--like pastel macaroons on grandma's plate.
Wonderfully illustrated book for all ages. Wish I had read it before my two trips to Roma! A quick and easy overview of points of interest in Rome.
Mar 27, 2008 Kristl rated it 4 of 5 stars
Recommends it for: World travelers
Recommended to Kristl by: A library patron
Shelves: picture-books
Gorgeous introduction to the Eternal City. Perfect for children and adults who have yet to visit Rome or have yet to visit Rome again.
Wonderful illustrations in this book. Factual info is not as dated as most other books in this series.
Delightful illustrations and text captions introduce the sights, history and culture.
A book like this is serious eye candy to me. Just go look at it.
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Miroslav Sasek (1916-1980) is an author and illustrator from Czechoslovakia. He is best known for a series of books for children titled This Is...
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