Comet in Moominland

Comet in Moominland

Paperback Moomintrolls (Paperback)

By (author) Tove Jansson, Illustrated by Tove Jansson, Translated by Elizabeth Portch

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  • Publisher: St Martin's Press
  • Format: Paperback | 175 pages
  • Dimensions: 137mm x 208mm x 15mm | 363g
  • Publication date: 27 April 2010
  • Publication City/Country: New York
  • ISBN 10: 0312608888
  • ISBN 13: 9780312608880
  • Edition: 1
  • Edition statement: Reissue
  • Illustrations note: black & white illustrations
  • Sales rank: 11,085

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When Moomintroll learns that a comet will be passing by, he and his friend Sniff travel to the Observatory on the Lonely Mountains to consult the Professors. Along the way, they have many adventures, but the greatest adventure of all awaits them when they learn that the comet is headed straight for their beloved Moominvalley.

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Author information

Tove Jansson (1914-2001) was born in Helsinki and spent much of her life in Finland. She is the author of the Moomin books. Born into an artistic family--her father was a sculptor and her mother was a graphic designer and illustrator--Jansson studied at the University College of Arts, Crafts and Design in Stockholm, the Finnish Academy of Fine Arts, and L'Ecole des Beaux-Arts in Paris. In addition to her Moomin books, she also wrote several novels, drew comic strips and worked as a painter and illustrator. In 1966, she was awarded the Hans Christian Andersen Medal for her body of work. Jansson had a studio in Helsinki but spent most of her time at her home on a small island called Klovharu.

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"It's more than forty years since Jansson's Moomintrolls first appeared. I found the writing and invention as appealing as ever. She has a thistledown touch."--Michele Landsberg, "The Washington Post Book World "The adventures of the easygoing Moomintrolls have all the crispness and tart surprise of a lingonberry, thanks to Jansson's ineffably light touch, her uncanny sensitivity to universal childhood emotions, and her gift for terse, naturalistic dialogue."--"Entertainment Weekly "This book in Jansson's series about the Moomins and their friends-small, indescribable Scandinavian creatures-tells of their adventures in trying to save themselves from a comet. A gentle, offbeat fantasy." --"The Horn Book