This is New York

This is New York

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by Miroslav Sasek
     
 

With the same wit and perception that distinguished his stylish books on Paris, London, and Rome, M. Sasek pictures fabulous, big-hearted New York City in This Is New York, first published in 1960 and now updated for the 21st century.  The Dutchman who bought the island of Manhattan from the Native Americnas in 1626 for twenty-four dollars' worth of

Overview

With the same wit and perception that distinguished his stylish books on Paris, London, and Rome, M. Sasek pictures fabulous, big-hearted New York City in This Is New York, first published in 1960 and now updated for the 21st century.  The Dutchman who bought the island of Manhattan from the Native Americnas in 1626 for twenty-four dollars' worth of handy housewares little knew that his was the biggest bargain in American history.  For everything about New York is big — the buildings, the traffic jams, the cars, the stories, the Sunday papers.  Here is the Staten Island Ferry, the Statute of Liberty, MacDougal Alley in Greenwich Village, Times Square, Rockefeller Center, Harlem, Chinatown, Central Park. The brass,  the beauty, the magic, This Is New York!

Editorial Reviews

From the Publisher
"I love the way this classic storybook depicts New York living—it makes it seem so magical." ~Contributing editor for Pregnancy & Newborn

"This is New York covers the rich gamut of cultural influence that makes this city great...enjoy every detailed moment - from hot dog carts to squirrels, this is one Sasek book you don't want to miss." ~kids-bookreview.com

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780789308849
Publisher:
Rizzoli
Publication date:
04/23/2003
Series:
Rizzoli This is . . . Series
Pages:
64
Sales rank:
97,503
Product dimensions:
9.10(w) x 12.75(h) x 0.70(d)
Age Range:
8 - 12 Years

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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This is New York 4.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 7 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I was 5 when the first edition of this book came out. My aunt lived on Horatio Street and sent it to me for my birthday. I remember looking at the pages, reading it repeatedly with my mom, and marveling at this exotic, exciting, enigmatic city. 45 years later, I'm a long-term resident of NYC for 25+ years. I still find the book and the city to be as dazzling as it seemed when I was a child, and wonder sometimes if the seeds were sewn then that ultimately brought me here. It's simply magical in every way and I'm thrilled to see its well-deserved updated release.
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Sasek's "This is New York" is the best in his series of books on international cities. Children and adults will enjoy learning about the Big Apple in such a fun, engaging and interesting way. The facts are simple and the illustrations are wonderful. We originally purchased "This is New York" as a fun way to tell our kids about New York, a city where we once worked and visited often before they arrived. It is now requested at least once a week. Our children are actually the ones who know the most "facts" about America's greatest city. This book is a classic that we will keep in our family collection forever!
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SixelaAS More than 1 year ago
We took grandchildren, ages 3 and 5, on a trip to the "Big City." In preparation, we used the book as a preview of things they would see. During the ferry trip from S.I. to Manhattan we were able to show them illustrations of the boats, the harbor, the surrounding land and landmarks, and then point to the real things. We walked up to the South St. Seaport, and everywhere we looked there was something interesting to point out. I planned to use the book to show them the different kinds of hydrants in the city, but that will have to be included in another trip.