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This is Paris (This Is . . .) [Hardcover]

Miroslav Sasek
4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (13 customer reviews)
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  • Hardcover: 64 pages
  • Publisher: Universe Publishing (25 Jun 2004)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0789310635
  • ISBN-13: 978-0789310637
  • Product Dimensions: 31.5 x 22.9 x 1.3 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (13 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 56,727 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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A pictorial tour of the "city of light" presenting drawings of the people, historic monuments, and modern sights of Paris.

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By Kipling
Format:Hardcover
We read this book prior to visiting Paris this summer. This book gave our 6-year-old son the insight to the city and worked almost like a city guide for him. I have been to Paris many times before, but it was so nice to see things from a child's view and I saw new things this time, thanks to this book. Although this is an old book, it still works very well. We have the author's London book as well and enjoy it as much. Great books for a show & tell as well!
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5.0 out of 5 stars A Great Classic writer with artistic talent 22 Jan 2008
Format:Hardcover
I totally disagree with the "review" that said that this book was suitable for children up to the age of 10 only.

Although my children are only six and nine and both hugely enjoy all the Sasek books, my husband and I also fully endorse the content and pictures, old-fashioned as it may be; moreover, whoever we have shown the book to, young and old, have instantly said, "I simply must have that book" or "I simply must get that book for so and so, etc." Some of the out of date factual information has been updated in the back of the book, and so what, any way? - what a treat to see the world how it was fifty years or so earlier, a lot more picturesque than it is now, and therein lies its charm. I would certainly prefer this book to be given to ten year olds up than some of the vulgar rubbish that is on the curriculum for them : there is something for all age groups to enjoy in this book, on varying levels.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Loved it 4 Feb 2014
By Finoula
Format:Hardcover|Verified Purchase
Used it in school when doing a project on Paris. The illustrations are great although you should be aware that they are from an earlier time than the present day. It's enchanting.
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3.0 out of 5 stars Dissapointing printing quality? 2 Jan 2014
By Ney
Format:Hardcover|Verified Purchase
I was very excited to add to my 'This is...' collection, but having leafed through 'Paris' I feel some of the pages' printing/image quality is sub-standard.
I like Sasek's work for its simplicity, so I was a bit annoyed that certain images let the book down by being a bit too bright (p.6?), and blurry (p.24, p.42, p.56 and especially p.49!)

I appreciate these are vintage illustrations, and crisp line/colour cannot always be expected, but the publisher/printers really could have tried harder.

Love the rest of the book, though!
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5.0 out of 5 stars Lovely book, perfect introduction to Paris 28 Aug 2013
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We took my kids to Paris this summer and I wanted to give them something that would help explain it to them. They loved this book, as did I. Paris has changed a lot, but the essence is still there and it gave them a great idea of the sights they could expect to see.

Beautiful book, beautifully illustrated, very much enjoyed by the kids. Can't find it anywhere, though...
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5.0 out of 5 stars one happy sister 24 Jun 2013
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I've been looking for this book for years, I spoiled my sister's original book so when she received another without matchstick men diving off the Eiffel tower she delighted.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Sasek somes up the wonderful city 28 April 2013
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I collect Sasek's books, and this one as always delivers. Witty and intelligent prose, and lovely intricate illustrations which have a very retro feel. Paris fans (old and new) I defy you not to like this book!
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