Posts by Rini Nurul Badariah

Freelance literary book editor and translator, retired TGIF lover. Owner of www.rinurbad.com

The Mum-Minder (Pengasuh Mama)

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Sumber gambar

Penerbit: GPU, 2003

Tebal: 112 halaman

Penerjemah: Listiana Srisanti

Semula saya menduga cerita Mum-Minder ini kelam, tapi ternyata sesuai dengan corak dan tampilan sampulnya. Kendati tetap menghadirkan tokoh anak tanpa ayah, buku ini “aman” dibaca anak dan relatif lebih ceria dibanding karya-karya Jacqueline Wilson lainnya yang pernah saya baca. Ditambah lagi, menyenangkan baca karya terjemahan almarhum Ibu Lis yang legendaris. Continue reading →

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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

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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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