Book Traveling Thursday is a book meme that involves book covers from different parts of the world. Rules include picking a book according to the theme and then posting the original covers, covers from your country, your favorite covers, and your least favorite covers. This week, the theme is: “A Book You Recently Read That Was Translated From Another Language.”
This was a bit harder for me to find. I don’t typically read translated works because I often take issue with full-book translations, however, I’m not opposed to foreign stories. Fairy tales tend to be the best translated stories ever. But anyway, one of the most recent translations I’ve read is my best friend’s favorite book ever: The Little Prince. Or, really Le Petit Prince.
This story is undoubtedly a classic, and the original French was first published in 1943.
There are a couple more editions in the US, including a special anniversary release, but these were definitely some of my favorites of the US covers.
Most of the translations pretty much stick to the illustrations within the original book, but I love the color and look of the Romanian version, and the artwork in the Russian version is so pretty!
Least Favorite Cover
Too much happening in this Spanish version of The Little Prince.