"Translation is not a field of instant (or even delayed) validation. Mostly we do the work and leave it in the proverbial drawer for months or years, or we send it out into the world and hear nothing (or just murmurs) back. So classroom work offers a nice change."
A few years ago, it was hard to find any contemporary children's literature translated to English from Arabic. Now, several new titles are being published each year. Here, a list of ten children's books translated from Arabic for young readers.
"I was also very impressed by the poems of Antarah ibn Shaddad chosen for the events of the story; some of my favourite verses were in there."