Our Latin II summer boot camp will be translating Dr. Seuss's Cat in the Hat into Latin. Yes, Cat in the Hat is a child's book but it's also quite difficult to translate. The course should prove to be challenging while at the same time fun.
One thing I find really interesting is that there are a good number of children's books translated into Latin. Even Harry Potter. No matter your feelings about J. K. Rowling's books, it is something that such a large book can be read completely in Latin.
Here are the books I found on Amazon that are available in Latin. Let us know in the comments of any Latin treasures you've found and we've missed.
By Dr. Seuss:
- Cat in the Hat (Cattus Petasatus)
- The Grinch Who Stole Christmas (Quomodo Invidiosulus Nomine Grinchus Christi Natalem Abrogaverit)
- Green Eggs and Ham (Virent Ova! Viret Perna!!)
- The Little Prince (Regulus)
- Ferdinand the Bull (Ferdinandus Taurus)
- Fairy Tales (Fabulae Mirabiles)
Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone (Harrius Potter et Philosophi Lapis)
Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets (Harrius Potter et Camera Secretorum)
I never knew there were so many! I encourage you to check your library as a few are quite expensive. If you have trouble finding any at the library then put in a purchase request. It's usually quite easy to do and can be done at the library's website.
Have fun exploring kid lit in Latin!