This Is Texas (This is...)
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 wi...more
Hardcover, 64 pages
Published February 21st 2006 by Universe
(first published 1967)
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This book will tell you everything you need to know about Texas. The illustrations are fabulous, and some of the facts and the storytelling is great. However, some of the facts are really dry and out of date, and the transitions between sections are non-existent. However, as an honorary Texan, Texas and Texas history are very important to me, and I was proud to learn about my country. Hopefully I'll get to visit Texas soon!
Mar 15, 2013 Mariah Smith rated it 3 of 5 stars
Sasek's artwork is so charming that even Texans will accept his tendency toward emphasizing the stereotypical aspects a bit more. There are still lots of interesting tidbits about Texas, although many footnotes on the last page reveal that many of those tidbits are about lost monuments 0f bygone days.
Giant childrens' travel book with great illustrations of some of the things that make Texas great. Part of a series of books on different cities, such as New York and Paris. Originally published in 1967. Recently reissued and now is something of a nostalgic, if kitschy souvenir.
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...More about Miroslav Sasek...