‘The paintings and drawings of Mirolsav Šašek are entirely convincing and always charming’ Oliver Jeffers
Miroslav Šašek’s signature This is travel books have delighted children around the world for decades. Featuring many surprises from the Šašek Foundation archive in his native Prague, this book shines a light on the mystery man behind the series and some of his less well-known creations.
'For a large number of humans on earth, their first cultural encounter with the feeling of many cities or countries, came from the pens and brushes of Miroslav Šašek. Paintings and drawings that were part realism, part gestural, but entirely convincing and always charming'
'Overall, this sharply focused, beautifully designed book is as immersive, informative and fun for the adult reader as any of the 'This is…' titles remain for children'
'A fascinating overview from author [Martin Salisbury] and a hugely welcome addition to this important series'