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  • James Kirchner
    This is a strange, interesting situation, because I remember some of the kiddie books I was raised on being translated from French and taking place in France.
    Message 1 of 25 , Jun 21, 2012
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      This is a strange, interesting situation, because I remember some of the kiddie books I was raised on being translated from French and taking place in France. I wonder how much translated kid lit is sold in the US now.

      Jamie

      On Jun 21, 2012, at 8:24 AM, vtalacko@... wrote:

      > There's (now) much less crossover between US and British children's books
      > than you might expect - the exception, I suppose, being the
      > fantasy/sci-fi/dystopian blockbusters.
      >
      > Large numbers of US children's classics of the last few decades are
      > practically unknown in the UK, and I think it's the same vice versa. I
      > think publishers take the view that not only the language but the realia
      > pose a barrier in both directions. It's such a pity because, as you say,
      > the language difference is hardly great, and one that can be easily
      > surmounted by children. But children's book publishers are very cautious.
      >
      > US children's books make great birthday presents for my British nephews
      > and nieces, because unless it's Little House in the Big Woods etc. or Mrs
      > Frisby and the Rats of Nimh they're highly unlikely to have heard of them!
      >
      > p.s. is Mrs. Frisby and the Rats of Nimh translated into Czech? I don't
      > think it has been, but it's a great book (and the book is supposedly far
      > better than the animated film - I haven't seen the film, but I gather it
      > makes changes for the worse).
      >
      > Valerie

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