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I’m amazed and delighted when I picture these books in the hands of kids in Iceland or Indonesia or Brazil. How did this happen, and how did these stories escape from my laundry room, anyway? What do kids in Japan or Germany think about my neighborhood in Chicago or a small town buried in the cornfields of Michigan? It’s all pretty hard to grasp and intriguing to imagine.

Here are a few of the translation covers, and some pictures taken on book tour in the U. K., the Netherlands and Italy. At one mind-bender dinner put on by Scholastic during the Bologna Children's Book Fair, in Italy, I was lucky enough to speak with many of the publishers of Chasing Vermeer and listen to their discussions about title and translation challenges, pentominoes and blue candy.

Here's a list of languages and the publishers involved. Click here to see all of the different translations of my books.
British / Chicken House
Bulgarian / Egmont Bulgaria
Catalan / Empuries; Group Editorial; Grupo Palenta Columna
Chinese, Simplified (mainland China) / Writers Publishing House
Chinese, Complex (Taiwan, excluding mainland China but including Hong Kong) / Global Kids Books
Croatian / Izvori
Czech / Albatros
Danish / Sesam
Dutch / Uitgeverij Vassallucci
French (excluding North America) / Nathan
German / Fischer Verlag; Aufbau Verlag
Greek / Modern Times
Hebrew / Matar
Hungarian / Bona Kiado
Icelandic / JPV Forlag
Indonesian / PT Mizan
Bahasa Indonesian / Mizan Pustaka

Italian / Mondadori Editore; Mondadori Education
Japanese / Sony Magazines; Village Books
Korean / Random House JoongAng
Norwegian / Schibsted Forlag
Polish / Egmont Polska
Portuguese, Brazil / Rocco
Portuguese, excluding Brazil / Presenca
Romanian / RAO
Russian / Ast Publishers
Serbian / Laguna
Slovak / Slovart
Slovenian / Zalozba
Spanish / Salamandra
Swedish / Egmont Richter
Taiwanese / Global Kids
Thai / Morningbooks
Turkish / Altin
Vietnamese / Innovative