This Is The World: A Global Treasury

This is the worldCollected for the first time in one volume, this compilation of abridged versions of Sasek’s popular children’s travel books will take young readers on a breezy tour to New York, Paris, Greece, London, Australia, Texas, Munich, Rome, Britain, Hong Kong, Israel, San Francisco, Edinburgh, Venice, Washington DC, and Ireland. Art, architecture, food, music, and traditions of the world’s greatest destinations are explored through whimsical watercolor paintings and concise playful text. The first This Is . . . book, This Is Paris, was published in 1958 and launched the series of now-classic geographical picture books. A page of updated facts is included. mjw
Title: This Is The World: A Global Treasury 
Author: Miroslav Sasek (1916-1980)
Illustrator
: Miroslav Sasek
Publisher
: Universe Publishing, a division of Rizzoli International, New York
Copyright
: 2014
Original Language
: English
Original Publisher
: W.H. Allen in the UK, Macmillan, and Simon and Schuster
Original Copyright
: 1959, 1960,1961,1962,1964,1965,1966,1969,1970,1974
ISBN
: 978-0-8478-4396-1
Hardcover pages
: 234
Age range
: 10 up
Genre
: Picture book
Book setting
: New York, Ireland, Britain, London, Edinburgh, Paris, Munich, Rome, Venice, Greece, Israel, Hong Kong, Australia, San Francisco, Texas, Washington DC
Author’s ethnicity
: Czech
Illustrator’s ethnicity
: Czech
Subjects
: Capitals, Cities, Countries, International, States, Travelogue, World

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