Children's Literature in Translation







Children’s literature, as any type of literature, is meant to introduce the readers to multiple worlds, to broaden their horizons and their view about the world providing them with information about other cultures and times, other values and ideas, sometimes different from those who prevail in their own societies. At the same time, children’s books exhibit a higher degree of complexity given their many-fold objectives: on the one hand, they introduce children into new worlds offering them not only new knowledge but also new models of behaviour and thinking; on the other hand, they are meant to boost their interaction with their family (parents and grandparents) and, pedagogically speaking, their knowledge and fluency in the target language, including their mother tongue.
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