Hindi version of Swedish children books launched at Delhi World Book Fair 2018

ANI | Updated: Jan 09, 2018 19:30 IST

New Delhi, Jan.9 (ANI): It was a memorable event for children present at the Children's Pavilion at the New Delhi World Book Fair 2018, as three famous Swedish children's books were released in Hindi by Ambassador of Sweden to India Klas Molin and renowned Swedish author Jujja Wieslander.

The launch was followed by a giving away of signed copies to children who were interested in making it a part of their reading collection.

The books released today are: Mera Fart Mamma Mu ( Aur tej kajari Gaay) and Krakan sager INTE ( Kavva Bola Na!), both written by Jujja Wieslander and illustrated by Sven Nordqvist and Kalle Och Elsa ( Kittu Aur Ila) by Jenny & Jesus Verona.

The Mamma Moo series is about a talking cow and her best friend, a crow from the nearby woods. The series is loved by children across the globe and translated into over 30 different languages. The Mamma Moo series has 10 titles - of these 8 are available in India in Hindi and 2 in English.

Jujja Wieslander said she was happy to be taking part in the New Delhi Book Fair and to see children enjoy the new books about Mamma Moo and Crow.

"The books have been translated into more than 30 languages and I hope they will translate it in many more Indian languages as well," she said.

Wieslander is a Swedish children's book author and member of the Swedish Children's Book Academy.

Mamma Moo is her best known series and has travelled with different languages in Europe. The stories have been made into radio shows and a children's film. These have been incredibly popular winning several honours and awards.

Swedish Children's books in Hindi are not new to India. This year, we are celebrating 20 years of Mamma Moo in Hindi," said Ambassador Molin, adding that "with the release of three more Swedish children's book, more Indian children will now be able to get closer to Sweden." (ANI)