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Finn Family Moomintroll

Paperback Moomintrolls (Paperback)

By (author) Tove Jansson, Translated by Elizabeth Portch

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  • Publisher: St Martin's Press
  • Format: Paperback | 160 pages
  • Dimensions: 130mm x 206mm x 13mm | 45g
  • Publication date: 27 April 2010
  • Publication City/Country: New York
  • ISBN 10: 0312608896
  • ISBN 13: 9780312608897
  • Edition statement: Reprint
  • Illustrations note: black & white illustrations, black & white line drawings
  • Sales rank: 6,767

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It is spring in the valley and the Moomins are ready for adventure! Moomintroll and his friends Snufkin and Sniff find the Hobgoblin's top hat, all shiny and new and just waiting to be taken home. They soon realize that his is no ordinary hat; it can turn anything--or anyone--into something else!

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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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“The Moomin books make for both splendid bedtime read-alouds and solitary savoring.” –"Wall Street Journal" “Jansson’s evocations of nature are powerfully succinct. . . . This is a terrific book for reading aloud.”—"The Washington Post Book World" “A lost treasure now rediscovered. . . . A surrealist masterpiece.”—Neil Gaiman “Jansson was a genius of a very subtle kind. These simple stories resonate with profound and complex emotions that are like nothing else in literature for children or adults: intensely Nordic, and completely universal.”—Philip Pullman “Tove Jansson is undoubtedly one of the greatest children’s writers there has ever been. She has the extraordinary gift of writing books that are very clearly for children, but can also be enjoyed when the child, like me, is over sixty and can still find new pleasures with the insights that come from adulthood.”—Sir Terry