Children’s Literature in Translation: Celebrating Elsewhere Editions with Roger Mello and Daniel Hahn
Green Apple Books on the Park | 1231 9th Avenue | San Francisco, California
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We’re celebrating the launch of Elsewhere Editions, the new children’s book press from Archipelago Books, with a reading of Roger Mello’s You Can’t Be Too Careful! followed by a discussion about international children’s literature with Daniel Hahn, editor of the Oxford Companion to Children’s Literature.
Translated by children’s literature guru Daniel Hahn, You Can’t Be Too Careful! explores an idea that author and illustrator Mello had as a child: that one small action can have marvelous consequences. Through wordplay, dreamlike images, and a playful lightness of touch, You Can’t Be Too Careful! expresses serious questions about the importance of kindness and the dangers of greed.
This event is supported in part by grants from the San Francisco Arts Commission and from San Francisco Grants for the Arts.