A is for Asterix, B is for Babar…

Between the 2012 WordCount Blogathon and a random chain of thoughts fizzing around in my head, I’ve decided to see if I can blog an A – Z of children’s literature in translation through the month of May.

At the moment I’ve managed to line up potential subjects for nearly every letter of the alphabet, but I’m a bit stuck on W and Z! If anybody has any suggestions, I’d be more than happy to hear them…

Edit: Oops, I mean X, not Z…
 
I don’t quite know where I’ll be going with this at the moment, or where it might lead, but I think it’ll be fun, and it’ll certainly be a challenge!

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I'm a freelance literary translator from German and French to English. The title of my blog comes from Mary Schmich's description of reading: it struck home with me, and seems especially apt for translated fiction. Here are some of my musings on what I'm reading, re-reading, reading to my children, and translating.
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5 Responses to A is for Asterix, B is for Babar…

  1. Jen says:

    Are you looking for children's book titles, book characters or something different? I shall put my thinking cap on for W and Z!

  2. Rachel Ward says:

    Thanks Jen! I've mainly been thinking of authors and book titles, but main characters like Asterix and Babar encapsulate a whole series so they work too. I've also realised that I meant X, not Z – perils of posting when tired. Oops!

  3. Jen says:

    W – Where's Wally, Winnie the Witch, Watership Down…X – I'm totally stumped, even a brief google didn't bring anything of use up :(

  4. Rachel Ward says:

    I've got a cheat in mind for X if inspiration doesn't strike before then…

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