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Frankfurt Book Fair - THE RISE OF INDONESIAN LITERATURE

  • Stevie Emilia

    The Jakarta Post

Jakarta   /   Mon, October 31 2016   /  10:08 am

For kids: The Indonesian series of bilingual books for kids was bought by a Chinese publisher.Indonesia may be marking another success at the Frankfurt Book Fair this year, but its presence next year is hanging in thin air.Chinese publisher Susan Zhu looked happy. The foreign cooperation office editor of the Guangdong Education Publishing House, billed among China’s top 100 publishers, just signed a deal to buy the rights to Kesaint Blanc’s bilingual series for children aged 3 to 7.

“I read this already. I think the story is really interesting and the illustrations are amazing. This book would hopefully be great for the Chinese market,” she said in English while showing one of the books, Kula Cula Follows Himself.

The colorful book by the Kesaint Blanc team and author Andy Bianchi of England introduces children to the Javan rhinoceros in the Indonesian and English l...