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Claude in the City: A Rollerskating, Beret-Wearing Accidental Hero

Claude in the City, written and illustrated by Alex T. Smith (Hodder Children’s, 2011), was one of fils cadet‘s birthday presents. It took quite a while to get round to reading it, but fortunately, now he loves it. Perhaps it’s … Continue reading

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Twerking Lizards, Wizards and Creative Writing: Translators in Schools 2

Back in the summer I wrote about the Translators in Schools training I’ve been doing, so after that it was a case of going off to work out my own workshop with a mentor and another translator, and then just … Continue reading

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Hermelin the Detective Mouse

Hermelin the Detective Mouse by Mini Grey (Jonathan Cape, 2014) was one of fils cadet‘s birthday present books. Initially greeted with excitement it was then cast aside because he decided it didn’t sound good. But after a little chat about … Continue reading

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The Peculiar Wonderfulness of Literary Translation: International Translation Day 2014

  It’s that time of year again – 30 September is the Feast Day of St Jerome, patron saint of translators and librarians for his efforts translating the Bible into Greek, and now designated International Translation Day. And last Friday … Continue reading

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Guest Post: Around the World with Mouk

A guest post by Ruth Ahmedzai Kemp, originally posted on Babel Babies: Last year some friends came to stay and we were very impressed with 7-year-old Alethea’s bedtime book, Around the World with Mouk by Marc Boutavant and translated by … Continue reading

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The Lemur’s Tale

Fils cadet has a thing about lemurs. It started, fittingly enough, with a book – Jazzy in the Jungle by Lucy Cousins – and has been nurtured with cuddly toys, zoo visits and wildlife DVDs… So when it came to … Continue reading

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A Wooden Tortoise and a Bag Full of Cuddly Toys: Translators in Schools

At the end of last year, I attended an initial Translators in Schools training day at the Free Word Centre in London. As well as learning about lesson planning, behaviour management and so on, leaders Sarah Ardizzone and Sam Holmes … Continue reading

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