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Lost in translation (and illustration)
on 15 August 2011
Five stars for the fantastic work of Astrid Lindgren, one/two for the cumbersome translation and for the illustrations of this edition.
They say a good translation ought to preserve the magic of the original... well, this certainly didn't happen here. (too wordy, too dull, too insensitive)
And, although all of us at home love Lauren Child's unique, imaginative artistic style, we all agree that Astrid Lindgren's Pippi Longstocking OUGHT NOT to be turned into yet another Charlie and Lola book! Despite the charm of the illustrations per se, the questionable choices of content to be depicted and the way it is done, do take the magic away.
Overall, this edition is a quite disappointing experience. And a pity for the high quality paper.