These classic titles by Sasek, originally published between 1959-1974 are facsimile editions of his original books. The vibrant illustrations have been preserved, remaining true to his vision, and where applicable, facts have been updated, appearing on a "This is...Today" page at the back of each book. The charming illustrations, coupled with Sasek’s witty, playful narrative, make for perfect souvenirs that will delight both children and their parents, many of whom remember the titles from their own childhood.
City by the Golden Gate, Queen of the West, with only one drawback - "'tis hard to leave". M. Sasek echoes Kipling with more views than the 42 hills. The bridge across the bay; Golden Gate Park with 1,000,000 trees; Stow Lake and koala bears; Chinatown's Grant Avenue; Peking ducks and pagoda phone booths; Union Square, Presidio, Alcatraz, City Hall and Fisherman's Wharf.
Foggy day, bright blue sky - M. Sasek paints at cable-car slant all the famous landmarks. Pink, blue, gold horizons, a city most charming, a city most loved - This is San Francisco!