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4.09  ·  Rating Details  ·  67 Ratings  ·  9 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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Nov 06, 2014 Leah rated it really liked it
Shelves: children-s, history
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.
Mar 21, 2016 Alice rated it really liked it
I love this series! With the European books not much has changed since it was first published...however it seems a lot of things have changed in Texas. I really like that they keep the original text and stars the content to let you know of current information (listed in the back). Now on to others in the series!
Nov 15, 2015 Roger rated it really liked it
Shelves: children
I learned a little more about Texas. Also these reprints of old children's travel guides make me feel a little sad. Like I was born too late to see the world depicted here.
Dec 31, 2014 Rosie rated it liked it
Read it while browsing a vintage shop in Austin, Texas!
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Feb 08, 2012 Finn Pennekamp rated it liked it
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 However, some of the facts are really dry and out of date, and the transitions between sections are non-existent.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!
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.
Jan 06, 2011 ABC rated it liked it
Shelves: older-kids
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!
Nov 12, 2012 Mia rated it it was amazing
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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