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'If we care about the role of reading in opening up young minds to new ideas and viewpoints, surely it is vital to have access to books from other languages and cultures. Some of the books firmly established on our shelves spring to mind ; Pippi Longstocking, Finn Family Moomintroll, the Neverending Story, The Little Prince. But a closer look at titles bought and borrowed by young Australian Readers today confirms two worries that I brought to the topic ; that the proportion of translated books is till small, and that very few of them have been translated here in Australia.' (Introduction)

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    y separately published work icon Magpies : Talking about Books for Children vol. 32 no. 5 November 2017 12559382 2017 periodical issue

    'Kevin Crossley Holland has a new collection of of Norse Myths published and a striking work it is :  a thing of strength and wonder, but what has taken my fancy in particular is his introduction in which he refers to the myths as brilliant, fast moving, ice-bright stories. Equally melodramatic is his explanation of why myths were created and why we should still be reading them: They try to explain how humans are as we are and how things came to be. The tell us about ourselves and out world, but through the lens of imaginative story telling, coloured by the beauty and expanse and extremes of the icy fiery landscape where they originated.' (Editorial)

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