In this chapter, Petros Panaou and Tasoula Tsilimeni approach the translation of children’s literature from a different perspective than that of the more academic arguments critiqued by Maria Nikolajeva in the previous chapter. By combining insights from narratology with translation theory and practice, they discuss how translators, when they move from source texts to target texts, translate cultural expectations and ideologies regarding childhood along with the actual words, sometimes distorting the originals and seeking to remove the “foreign” elements that make translated literature so valuable for children in their quest to understand cultural difference.
- the implied reader of the translation,
- translation norms,
- intercultural communication