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.
This is San Franciscoby Miroslav Sasek
Let the rumbling cable car tell you the story! And what a story: From the crookedest street in the world to the Peking ducks in Chinatown, San Francisco is easily one of the world's most enchanting cities. Illustrator Miroslav Sasek captures both the breathtaking landscape and the cosmopolitan flavor of the City by the Bay in This is San Francisco. First published in 1962, Sasek's jaunty, colorful illustrations will still dazzle kids and adults alike.
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As a 4th generation San Francisco native, I can speak with some authority on this classic book about my city. The best part about it is the illustrations....classic 60's style cartoon-type artwork features cars, fashion and hints of advertising of the day. The story walks you through a wide array of San Francisco landmarks- -some well known while others are more obscure. Some things have changed since this book was written in 1962, which in this new reprint are marked throughout with an (*) notation....then you can flip to the back of the book for an explanation of what's changed. Kudos to the publishers for this attention to detail. In all, a fabulous book for adults and kids alike.