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BSC translations and covers

Now I've also searched on WorldCat.org, and found that BSC books have Catalan translations. So based on cassandraclue's list and its comments, I think BSC books have been translated into Catalan, Czech, Danish, Dutch, Finnish, French (from France, Quebec, and maybe Belgium), German, Hebrew, Hungarian, Indonesian, Italian, Norwegian, Polish, Portuguese, Spanish, and Swedish. And IMDb has a list of the titles of the BSC movie in different countries.

Mieke K. T. Desmet's book Baby-Sitting the Reader: Translating English Narrative Fiction for Girls into Dutch (1946-1995) has a case study of the translation of Kristy's Great Idea, and also discusses the translation of Karen's Witch together with other books.

I've also seen Portuguese covers of the first two BSC books, and on Google's image search I've found the back cover of the first book, and a blog with larger images of the four girls. And I've seen California Diaries covers on Amazon.co.uk; Dawn, Diary Two gives Sue Clarke as the illustrator.

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chicken_queen
Apr. 11th, 2016 07:18 pm (UTC)
The Portuguese illustrations are ADORABLE!

I feel like I'll never get all the foreign editions, there are so many, and they're so hard to track down!
kletta
Apr. 12th, 2016 12:59 pm (UTC)
Do you want to own all the foreign editions? Besides the Portuguese ones, the new French ones from Gallimard are also on Amazon.com as Kindle books.

By the way, now I've found the Index Translationum, so I've seen the Belgian French BSC and Little Sister books and edited my post. (I was looking for info about Beverly Cleary because it's her hundredth birthday today. The BSC Guide to Baby-Sitting recommends her books to charges over six, and the Complete Guide to the BSC mentions them twice: Karen wants Dear Mr. Henshaw for Christmas (The Baby-Sitters Club Secret Santa, p. 1), and Charlotte takes Muggie Maggie out of Claudia's Kid-Kit (Mystery #2: Beware, Dawn, p. 108).)
chicken_queen
Apr. 12th, 2016 03:09 pm (UTC)
I'd love to own at least a few books in each language it was published. Very slowly working on it (haven't gotten any new ones in awhile), but I have been ordering things off Amazon. (Not Kindle books, though - I need the real deal for these shelves!)

Thanks for sharing all your info, that must've been a lot of research you put into all this!
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