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Marco the Malta Bus

Category: translators and singers

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Thank you so much 郭荭媛 for recording our Chinese version of Marco Book 1

5 June, 2015


郭荭媛 HongYuan Guo known as Audrey also typeset all the pin-yin for me for the printed book version of Marco Book 1.  If you want to learn to read some simple Chinese then you can hear Audrey and read this in Pin Yin and Mandarin and directly compare it to the English, Spanish, Polish, Maltese, Czech, Croatian, Serbian/Cyrillic and BrazilianPortuguese editions!


My Brazilian Belles Suzy Ferreira Evans e Izabel Florence

26 May, 2015

What a great evening recording audio Marco Book 1 in Brazilian Portuguese and so quick!  Well done to both of you – European Portuguese next guys!


Mirjana Batinić makes her singing debut!

11 April, 2015

With a little help from her friends!!!!

Thank you both for the three days of being with Misha – it was a privilege and when she gets back from Croatia I am still expecting her to say Mama! We love the gurgles on the Croatian

Mario Sammut Richard Brown and Mirjana Batinic

Mario Sammut Richard Brown and Mirjana Batinić

Mouse song and will send you a CD with them on!  Well done Mario you are an electronic genius.


Thank you Magdalena Wach-Sowa

25 March, 2015

Just added a picture of Richard and Margaret in a 2008 before we started working for our current employers and the ravages of time!

We are grateful for your translation of the Polish webpage and I am sure Ania Caplin is as well as she is very very busy on preparations for another event very shortly!

It was also great to talk to Maciej JR yesterday and I hope your family enjoy our website!  Do contact us using the contact page


Best wishes and thanks from the Marco the Malta Bus team

Margaret Richard Angele and Malcolm


The Spanish version of Marco now recorded by Marta Pequeño

9 March, 2015

Marta Pequeno (hair up- email)

Thank you Marta for all the work you did for us  on our website etc.  Also thanks to Nicola who provided the original translation and scheme in Spanish.  The multi-talented Marta ( graduate from East 15 Acting School) also performs a one-woman show  called “Lola” which we saw in a competition in London.  She is so very, very funny in her show. How lucky we are to have such a talented lady on our team.

Looking forward to Book 2!


Grateful thanks from the Marco Team

Margaret, Angele, Richard and Malcolm


Wonderful Marie has just completed our Czech version

6 March, 2015

Thank you so much Marie for being so good and we really appreciate you coming in when you have been poorly.  The sound engineer said your microphone technique was better than professional singers he has had in his booth.   Thank you Richard too.

best wishes,

Marco’s Mum



Au Revoir to Jasmine Blundell

22 November, 2014

Two of our singers for Marco the Malta Bus!  Jasmine Blundell at our little farewell is sadly leaving the UK.  Jasmine is a wonderful musical director who arranged the music and produced such great concerts at E15.  Jasmine is a great fiddle player too as well as being just a lovely person. This is what is so great about a multi-lingual reading scheme with audio CD.  We get to meet such talented people. So Jasmine we hope to meet again for Book 2 Marco (if not before).

Also a big thank you to Annabelle Brown who sung and narrated Book 1 Marco the Malta Bus in English.  What a lovely job you made of it and brought the characters alive.  Annabelle, who is an established London Westend actress, singer, musician and well as being musical director for several touring shows is destined to be the voice of Nifi the kitten when we produce the DVD or TV series (or both).

A big thank you to all our long suffering translators, narrators and singers – the support you are providing children and parents with their reading is invaluable.  We are so grateful to all.


Thank you from the Marco the Malta Bus team

Margaret Angele Richard and Malcolm


Our super Star Ania Caplin

22 November, 2014

Lovely Ania has spent too many hours helping us to finalise and record Marco the Malta Bus in Polish.  She has been so wonderful to work with and she will hate this post as she is a very modest lady who helps us out of a sense of “doing the right thing” supporting Polish families who may no longer live in Poland.  We sincerely hope Marco will help Polish parents with their English reading as well and can use the English audio CD for the story to be read to their children in perfect English.

We also sincerely hope Marco the Malta Bus in Polish will support those parents who are struggling to read and speak Polish (like me!).  Wow what a language to get one’s mouth around but it sounds so effortless when Ania reads the stories on to the audio CD.  So with all these different languages we can now all know what is going on and how to pronounce it.  The audio CDs with their nursery rhymes are a nostalgic reminder to the children of expats about their own parents’ favourite nursery rhyme and what two up to date English nursery rhymes sound like in their parent’s language.

We love Stary Niedźwiedź so much Richard has written and recorded “Snory Bear” in English using the same tune.  I bet you have never heard Incey Wincey Spider or Wheels on the Bus in Polish (or Chinese) – get listening to the CD – only £4 and the ibook or Kindle are only £4 too.  Of course the lovely illustrated book with CD included is available too as well as the “no frills” version for adults who have no electronic equipment but want a cheaper copy of Marco the Malta Bus in a second language with CD.

Love to Ania from the Marco Team

Margaret Angele Richard  and Malcolm


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