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Thread #166273   Message #3996148
Posted By: keberoxu
12-Jun-19 - 07:19 PM
Thread Name: BS: Moomin, Mymble, and Little My
Subject: RE: BS: Moomin, Mymble, and Little My
Did a little more searching and digging
to recall, as an adult,
this piece from deep in early childhood.

In English translation, I could be wrong here
but the piece I have described,
about fetching milk for the milk churn,
may have been the first one published in the English language.

It was intended for VERY young readers, as I then was,
with a device, along with the illustrations and text, of
what do you think happened next? when
it was time to turn the page.

I was keenly taken with it.
The whole translation
was written in verse, in rhyming couplets.

Word reaches my ears that
the book has been re-done
so as to be more faithful to the original Finnish?
And the rhyming verse has been thrown out.
My inner child would be greatly concerned!