Book Description

About the Author Throughout the 1950s and '60s, celebrated and award-winning illustrator Miroslav Sasek created a series of children's travel guides to the great cities of the world. Sasek's amusing and informative verse and bright and charming illustrations made the series like no other, garnering international acclaim and legions of admirers. First published in 1959, 'This is London 'highlights the beauty of Europe's most beloved city. With the same wit and perception that distinguished the books, 'This is London 2014' is a fabulous and big-hearted wall calendar that appeals not only to children but to any armchair traveler or fan of classic illustration. This is Trafalgar Square, St. Paul's Cathedral, Fleet Street, Piccadilly Circus, St. James Palace, the Houses of Parliament, the Underground, the Old Bailey, and New Scotland Yard.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. Read more