Monday, March 8, 2010

Looking for the Babymouse Books in Spanish/Español?

I'm often asked about Spanish versions of the BABYMOUSE books. They do exist! But they are published in Spain (i.e., Europe, not the Americas), and there has been some confusion about where to find the books in the USA.

I've now learned that the US distributor of the Spanish-language versions of BABYMOUSE is Lectorum.

Lectorum: Information for Libraries and Educators

Lectorum: Information for Booksellers

... and the link to each book's page at Lectorum.com is listed below.

You may, of course, also order from any of the retailers I've listed here. But Lectorum is set up for school and library purchasing, etc. (i.e., the sorts of things your administrators may be concerned about).


Here are the details on each title that has been translated thus far:

BABYMOUSE, REINA DEL UNIVERSO
(BABYMOUSE: QUEEN OF THE WORLD!) - ISBN 978-8498670479
LECTORUM
Amazon
Barnes & Noble
Powell's



BABYMOUSE, ¡ERES LA MEJOR!
(BABYMOUSE: OUR HERO) - ISBN 978-8498670486
LECTORUM
Amazon
Barnes & Noble
Powell's




BABYMOUSE, ROMPECORAZONES
(BABYMOUSE: HEARTBREAKER) - ISBN 978-8498672497
LECTORUM
Amazon
Barnes & Noble
Powell's




BABYMOUSE, ESTRELLA DE ROCK
(BABYMOUSE: ROCK STAR) - ISBN 978-8498672503
LECTORUM
Amazon
Barnes & Noble
Powell's

From Booklist (about the Spanish translation)
Like the previous three graphic novels about Babymouse, this title resonates with the travails of school life—boring classes, uncomfortable bus rides, difficult classmates—which she contrasts with her fantasy of becoming a true legendary rock star. Despite a few Spanish-isms and a few Peninsular Spanish conjugations, Spanish speakers from the Americas will find Mendo’s Spanish translation as irresistible and lively as the rowdy, pink-toned illustrations. The sparsity of truly enticing graphic novels in Spanish for middle readers makes these titles a must acquisition for every library. Grades 3-6. --Isabel Schon

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