Miroslav Sasek

Born in Prague in 1916, M. (Miroslav) Sasek studied architecture but worked as a painter and illustrator for most of his life. Having moved to Paris in 1947 to study, he chose not to return to Prague after the Communist takeover. He earned a living as a graphic artist and from 1951 worked for Radio Free Europe until his death in 1980. Starting with This is Paris, published in 1957, his books painted a charmingly cosmopolitan and evocative picture of the world’s great places. Lots of fun details to explore in the illustrations!

He wrote a total of 18 books in the "This Is" series, about major cities or small countries, one about Cape Canaveral that has since been renamed, and one on the United Nations that has become quite scarce. After his death, three authors worked together to pull together a biography (now out of print) called This is M. Sasek, and there have been two volumes called This is America and This is the World that combine parts of several titles into one.

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This is America
by M. Sasek
for 1st-6th grade
in Oversized Picture Books (Location: PIC-OVER)
This is Australia
by Miroslav Sasek
from Universe Publishing
for 3rd-5th grade
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This is Edinburgh
by Miroslav Sasek
from Universe Publishing
for 1st-3rd grade
in Oversized Picture Books (Location: PIC-OVER)
$15.26
This is Greece
by M. Sasek
from Universe Publishing
for 1st-6th grade
in Oversized Picture Books (Location: PIC-OVER)
$15.26
This is Historic Britain
by Miroslav Sasek
First Printing from Macmillan
for Preschool-2nd grade
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This is Hong Kong
by M. Sasek
from Universe Publishing
for 1st-6th grade
in Oversized Picture Books (Location: PIC-OVER)
$15.26
This is Ireland
by Miroslav Sasek
from Universe Publishing
for 1st-3rd grade
in Oversized Picture Books (Location: PIC-OVER)
$15.26
This is Israel
by M. Sasek
from Universe Publishing
for 1st-6th grade
in Oversized Picture Books (Location: PIC-OVER)
$15.26
This is London
by Miroslav Sasek
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for 1st-3rd grade
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This is Munich
by Miroslav Sasek
from Universe Publishing
for 1st-3rd grade
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$15.26
This Is New York
by Miroslav Sasek
from Universe Publishing
for 1st-3rd grade
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$9.60 (3 in stock)
This is Paris
by Miroslav Sasek
from Universe Publishing
for Kindergarten-3rd grade
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This is Rome
by Miroslav Sasek
from Universe Publishing
for 1st-3rd grade
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$15.26
This is San Francisco
by M. Sasek
Reprint from Universe Publishing
for 1st-6th grade
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This is Texas
by M. Sasek
from Universe Publishing
for 1st-6th grade
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$15.26
This is the United Nations
by Miroslav Sasek
1st edition from Macmillan
for 3rd-6th grade
in Vintage Picture Books (Location: VIN-PIC)
$60.00 (1 in stock)
This is the Way to the Moon
by M. Sasek
from Universe Publishing
for 1st-6th grade
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This is the World
by M. Sasek
from Universe Publishing
for 1st-3rd grade
in Oversized Picture Books (Location: PIC-OVER)
$16.00 (1 in stock)
This is Venice
by Miroslav Sasek
from Universe Publishing
for 1st-3rd grade
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$15.26
This is Washington, D.C.
by M. Sasek
from Universe Publishing
for 1st-6th grade
in Oversized Picture Books (Location: PIC-OVER)
$15.26