Mengapa… Bumi Bulat?

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Keterangan edisi Indonesianya ada di sana, saya membaca versi Prancisnya selaku penerjemah.

Buku ini terdiri atas 365 artikel pendek yang dilengkapi ilustrasi berwarna. Bahasannya dibagi dalam bab besar mengenai asal nama, olahraga dan hobi, geografi bumi, rekor luar biasa, sejarah dunia, tokoh terkenal, kehidupan sehari-hari, alam dan lingkungan hidup, serta tempat penting/bersejarah. Namun tulisannya diselang-seling, tidak berurut persis seperti daftar isi. Continue reading →

[FREE eBook for children] Emma’s Shoes Day

A cute e-book for children, from a creative writer and translator

Little Cubicle

EMMA COVER ENGLISH

This is beyond happiness.

Making this simple picture book (10 pages) is a milestone for me. So glad I finally made it in the middle of rushing writing and translating deadlines! I didn’t particularly study drawing but I once took an online illustration class 2 years ago. In the class I learned general technique of drawing styles and the basic tutorial of working with Photoshop (by weekly assignments in 1-2 months). Clearly it was a tight schedule, and frankly speaking, as a beginner I found it difficult to follow—no, it wasn’t the teacher, of course, because he was great and very helpful–it was just me who had to learn something new from zero, that was why I sometimes just stared at the Photoshop screen and wondering what I was doing there and where all the theories had gone LOL.

I had been planning of making such a picture book after…

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10 histoires fantastiques

Penulis: Christian Oster dkk

Tebal: 192 halaman, boardbook

Penerbit: Fleurus, 2010

Bahasa: Prancis

 

Saya menerjemahkan buku ini, jadi mengulas ceritanya saja dari sudut pandang pembaca. Versi terjemahannya tidak berupa boardbook seperti yang asli, kemungkinan besar karena pertimbangan harga.

Sesuai judulnya, fantasi dalam buku ini menghadirkan 10 kisah bertokohkan kurcaci, peri, unicorn, naga, dan beberapa hewan. Ceritanya singkat-singkat namun sangat variatif, mengingat di negeri asalnya diperuntukkan usia 3-6 tahun. Ada juga yang mencantumkan untuk 6 sampai 8 tahun, saya sendiri lupa apa yang tertera di bahannya ketika menerjemahkan dulu. Continue reading →