Monday, November 29, 2010

Twenty Nine

I came across the most enchanting book today.

This is Paris by Miroslav Sasek, was first published 50 years ago, but is timeless and charming.

He describes the large and small details of the city, from the flower girls to the gendarmes, the Seine to the Louvre.  His illustrations are bright and detailed, his wording simple.  It captures the charm of one of my favorite cities.

I think I will purchase this for Big Sis' birthday.  I've already promised her a trip to Paris when she turns 16 , and this will be a lovely way to tantalize her with a tiny piece of the City of Light.
(Don't worry, as we get closer I'll give her the choice between college tuition or the trip)

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