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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.
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!
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 However, some of the facts are really dry and out of date, and the transitions between sections are non-existent.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 rated it liked it
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.
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...
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