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Fascinating to-do about changing language in a classic German children’s book

The German publisher of the 1957 children’s classic  Die Kleine Hexe (The Little Witch) by Otfried Preußler has made some changes that are creating controversy.  Very interesting stuff.

German publisher attacked for bowdlerising children’s classic | Books | guardian.co.uk.



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Jen and Lisa over at Reads for Keeps did a forthright post a few weeks back on some of their pet peeves in children’s books. They followed that up by reaching out to some of us to give them our pet peeves. Mine are in this post and there are more here. Fun and illuminating to see what bugs different readers.

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