This is Hong Kong is part of a series of 18 illustrated children's tour guides by Czech author-illustrator, Miroslav Sasek. For the first time ever since its initial publication in 1965, this book is now available in traditional Chinese!
This is Hong Kong is beautifully illustrated time capsule, capturing the enchantments and the contrasts of Hong Kong in the sixties through the hands of Miroslav Sasek: the roaring jets bring in the tourists, while the bamboo rickshaws taxi them through exotic streets fragrant with incense, roasting chestnuts, and honey-glazed Peking duck.
Sasek shows you the sweeping panorama of gleaming Kowloon Bay framed by misty mountain ridges, then moves in for close-ups of laborers and hawkers, refugees from the mainland, and sailors of flame-red junks, and the strange "water people" who, it is said, never set foot on dry land.
These charming illustrations, coupled with Sasek's witty, playful narrative, make for a book that will delight both children and their grandparents, many of whom may remember the sights from their own childhoods.
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