We are delighted to introduce you to Archipelago Books’ new international children’s imprint, Elsewhere Editions. This new collection is devoted to translating imaginative works of children’s literature from all corners of the world. Our hope is that these titles will enrich children’s imaginations and cultivate curiosity about other cultures, as well as delight adults with their humor, art, and playful spirit. We want to build a list of books that show faith in children as enthusiastic, sensitive, and serious readers.
Available in 2017, our first titles are My Valley by Claude Ponti, translated from the French by Alyson Waters; You Can’t Be Too Careful! by Roger Mello, translated from the Portuguese by Daniel Hahn; Questions Asked by Jostein Gaarder, illustrated by Akin Düzakin and translated from the Norwegian by Don Bartlett; Feather by Cao Wenxuan, illustrated by Roger Mello and translated from the Chinese by Chloe Garcia Roberts; and Goodnight Mr. Clutterbuck by Mauri Kunnas, translated from the Finnish by Jill Timbers.