Miroslav Šašek (The Illustrators)


An introduction to Miroslav Šašek, the world-famous creator of the This is series of children’s books. 

‘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. 

ISBN: 9780500023341. 

Publication Date: September 2021. 

Format: Hardback without jacket. 

Pages: 112.  

Dimensions: 24.5 x 18.7cm. 


Martin Salisbury is Professor of Illustration at the Cambridge School of Art, where he leads the renowned MA Children’s Book Illustration programme. He has previously chaired
the international jury at the Bologna Children’s Book Fair, and been a member of the jury at the Global Illustration Awards in China. His books include Children’s Picturebooks: The Art of Visual Storytelling and The Illustrated Dust Jacket: 1920–1970.