Outside In by Deborah Hallford, Edgardo Zaghini

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Outside In by Deborah Hallford, Edgardo Zaghini

Introducing a comprehensive and lively guide to children's books in translation, featuring a Foreword by Philip Pullman, articles on translated books by authors, translators, publishers and experts, and reviews of the books. At last, a guide to and review of children's books that have been translated into English - some of the most ground-breaking, popular and influential books on the market. Outside in features a foreward by Philip Pullman, a passionate supporter of translated books. It looks at the background to children's books in translation, from the classic to the contemporary, and the pleasures and insights they can offer to young readers, in articles by practitioners and experts, including Klaus Flugge, Sarah Adams, Nicholas Tucker, Gillian Lathey, Edgardo Zaghini and Patricia Billings. Outside In explores the rich tradition and culture of children's literature from a host of countries around the world, and is an invaluable resource, with its comprehensive review of children's books in translation currently available in the UK. The books have been selected and reviewed by a team of independent experts, and include picture books, fiction, non-fiction, graphic novels and dual language books.

About the Author

Deborah Hallford is a freelance project consultant specialising in children’s literature and arts projects. She previously co-edited Universal Verse, Poetry for Children (2006, Barn Owl Books) Outside In: Children’s Books in Translation (2005, Milet) and Folk and Fairy Tales: A Book Guide (2004, Booktrust) with Edgardo Zaghini. Deborah worked for the educational charity, Booktrust for over 15 years. She has an M.A. in History from the Open University and is a Committee member of IBBY UK (International Board on Books for Young People). Together with two colleagues, Alexandra Strick and Edgardo Zaghini, Deborah has founded Outside In: Inside Out a new organisation promoting world literature with a particular focus on children’s books in translation.

Edgardo Zaghini is a specialist in children’s literature having previously co-edited Universal Verse, Poetry for Children, Outside In: Children’s Books in Translation and Folk and Fairy Tales. He was the commissioning editor for a wide range of children’s literature publications and information officer at Booktrust for eight years. Edgardo has an M.A. in Children’s Literature, is a chartered librarian and author of Pop-Ups: A Guide to Novelty Books and The Children’s Book Handbook. He has been a Committee member of IBBY and the CBHS (Children's Books History Society). Edgardo is a librarian at Orpington Library in Kent, is a member of the Youth Library Group and founder member of Outside In.

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3rd October 2005




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