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On Translation and The Little Prince

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[Post updated 9-October-2012 with a reply from the Folio Society] Antoine de Saint-Exupéry wrote the brilliant novella, The Little Prince in 1943. Originally written in French, it’s become the most translated book from its original language, into over 250 different distinct languages and dialects. But part of the charm of The Little Prince are its original watercolour illustrations by Saint-Exupéry…. Read more »

Bridge to Terabithia by Katherine Paterson

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The book that sparked my interest in ‘upgrading’ my library to a more permanent collection was one of the most important books from my childhood. Bridge to Terabithia was written in 1977 by Katherine Paterson and it went on to win the Newbery Medal in 1978. The book was written by Mrs. Paterson as a book for her son after… Read more »