Monday, June 3, 2013

Lost in Translations (and Space!)

Today the UPS truck dropped off a pretty cool package. Well, the package wasn't that cool. It was a pretty standard yellow envelope. But the contents... ah! Inside the envelope were a few copies of the Hebrew translation of Zita the Spacegirl!

Unlike the Italian translation, I can't make heads or tails of this one. But it looks nice, and it's read right-to-left, which was a surprise. I worked with the translator, the wonderful Dana Zaibert, a little bit via email and she was really intent on getting the humor, in particular, to translate. Here's another look at the book:

Also you can wear it on your head JUST AS EASILY AS THE ENGLISH VERSION, no matter what your native language is.

18 comments:

emw said...

Another hairpiece?

Ben Hatke said...

It's a thing now.

Noah Schafer said...

Is that a yarmulke?

Andi's ADHD Spot said...

did you actually read it or just wear it? I've been wanting to read it.

Ben Hatke said...

You mean Zita the Spacegirl? No, I've not really read it.

It looks kinda cheesy if you ask me.

Bill Boerman-Cornell said...

!news exciting really is This Congratulations!

Andi's ADHD Spot said...

ha ha. Rather- did you finish reading it- with the translator though I guess you'd know how it goes anyway.
My school kids would love it if it where in each of their languages. it's great seeing such an array of great choices out there! i def look fwd to reading it [in boring eng]

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