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This is Ireland: A Children's Classic

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On the heels of 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 Ireland is a facsimile edition of his original book from the 1960s and is still timely and current in every way. The brilliant, vibrant illustrations have been meticulously preserved, remaining true to his vision more than 40 years later and, where ...

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Overview

On the heels of 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 Ireland is a facsimile edition of his original book from the 1960s and is still timely and current in every way. The brilliant, vibrant illustrations have been meticulously preserved, remaining true to his vision more than 40 years later and, where applicable, facts have been updated for the twenty-first century, appearing on a "This is...Today" page at the back of the book. The stylish, charming illustrations, coupled with Sasek's witty, playful narrative, makes for a perfect souvenir that will delight both children and their parents, many of whom will remember this book from their childhood.

This is Ireland, first published in 1964, brings the Emerald Isle to life, where the shamrock grows and a leprechaun stands at the end of every rainbow, guarding a crock of gold. There's Dublin with its bustling crowds, tall steeples, and Trinity College; there's Clonmacnois, the burial place of kings; there's the Blarney Stone to kiss for eloquence, and much, much more in this verdant, friendly land filled with enchanted lakes and mountains that fall steep to the sea.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780789312242
  • Publisher: Rizzoli
  • Publication date: 2/22/2005
  • Pages: 64
  • Sales rank: 238,059
  • Age range: 3 months - 18 years
  • Product dimensions: 9.07 (w) x 12.60 (h) x 0.69 (d)

Meet the Author

M. Sasek was born in 1916 in Prague, Czechoslovakia. An author and illustrator, he is best remembered for his classic stories on the great cities of the world. He died in 1980.
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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 31, 2010

    Love this series

    Really great artwork, makes kids feel good about exploring other places. Very classically styled children's book as well.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 24, 2007

    My great-grandma's homeland

    I bought this childrens' book for myself (really) and I love it. My kid does, too, but the book is close to my heart and I hope to visit Ireland sometime soon.

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