Wednesday, August 6, 2014
BIRDS: NATURE'S MAGNIFICENT FLYING MACHINES Now Translated into Chinese
Recently, the mailman delivered a package, and, to my surprise, it contained a copy of my book BIRDS: NATURE'S MAGNIFICENT FLYING MACHINES (Charlesbridge, 2003) translated into Chinese. I am always thrilled to find out that my books have been translated into other languages and to think that children in other parts of the world are reading what I wrote. I also like to see what the text looks like in other languages. In this case, I was particularly fascinated to see the Chinese characters that are used for the word "birds" in the title and for my name. I was inspired to get out the chop (or "official" seal) of my name that I had made when I was in Shanghai in 2005 for an author visit. Only my first name fit, but now that I have my book, I can see how my last name is written as well.