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4.08 of 5 stars 4.08  ·  rating details  ·  59 ratings  ·  7 reviews
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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I thoroughly enjoyed reading this with my son. I think every Texan ought to grab a copy to read to their little ones, that way they know about our great Lone Star State from an early age! This is a great introduction to Texas history and interesting facts and numbers about various cities and famous things in, around, and about Texas. I appreciated the updated notes so we have an accurate understanding of what's changed this the original publication of this fun little book.
Read it while browsing a vintage shop in Austin, Texas!
Finn Pennekamp
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 However, some of the facts are really dry and out of date, and the transitions between sections are non-existent.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!
Mariah Smith
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.
This book is good for the cute illustrations, but the text is rather dry and a lot of it is outdated. Maybe just a regular travel brochure is a better deal!
The drawings and words in this book are brilliant! I learned o much about Texas....and, sadly, a lot of it has changed like the subway in Dallas.
More an artifact of children's books from the 1960's than a useful informational book. Cool illustrations.
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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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