The Book About Moomin, Mymble and Little My

The Book About Moomin, Mymble and Little My


By (author) Tove Jansson, Translated by Sophie Hannah

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  • Publisher: SORT OF BOOKS
  • Format: Hardback | 28 pages
  • Dimensions: 206mm x 282mm x 8mm | 281g
  • Publication date: 4 October 2001
  • Publication City/Country: London
  • ISBN 10: 0953522741
  • ISBN 13: 9780953522743
  • Illustrations note: colour artwork
  • Sales rank: 14,351

Product description

Finnish artist Tove Jansson's Moomin stories have been continually in print for more than half a century, in 35 languages. They are among Europe's best loved and enduring children's classics, and through the TV animation (BBC2), the warm-hearted, whimsical creatures of Moomin valley have been brought to a new younger British audience. Introducing the first Sort Of Children's Classic in a new English version by Sophie Hannah. Sort of Books proudly presents the original full colour Moomin picture book with its irresistible cut-out page designs and playful rhyming text in a new version by one of Britain's star poets.

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The writer and artist Tove Jansson (1914-2001) is a Scandinavian national treasure: she has a museum dedicated to her work in her native Finland, and the Moomin characters adorn everything from mugs to schoolbags. Elsewhere, Moomin stories have been published in 35 languages. Sophie Hannah is that rare thing: an acclaimed and best-selling poet. Her first book was greeted with amazement. The Poetry Review declared, 'Shall I put it in capitals? SOPHIE HANNAH IS A GENIUS.' Each subsequent collection has been informally more inventive, thematically more complex, yet each has met with a similar welcome.

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Brilliant new edition ... Sophie Hannah's text teases and beguiles at every turn. -- Kate Kellaway Observer Full of the particular magic that only Tove Jansson can evoke. -- Philip Pullman Financial Times An effective page-turner ... loaded with appealing psychedelic characters and exciting, eerrie locations. Times Educational Supplement Thanks to Sophie Hannah's wonderful verse adaptation ... appeals to children and adults alike. Daily Telegraph Delightful, and has an oddness to which modern illustrators might aspire. Sunday Times A most welcome new edition of this brilliant picture book. A real classic. Financial Times Pick of the Month