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    DescriptionThe enchanting comic strip that introduced adult readers to the wonderful world of Moomin Tove Jansson is revered around the world as one of the foremost children's authors of the twentieth century for her illustrated chapter books regarding the magical worlds of her creation, the Moomins. The Moomins saw life in many forms but debuted to its biggest audience ever on the pages of the world's largest newspaper, the "London Evening News, "in 1954. The strip was syndicated in newspapers around the world with millions of readers in forty countries. "Moomin Book One "is the first volume of Drawn & Quarterly's publishing plan to reprint the entire strip drawn by Jansson before she handed over the reins to her brother Lars in 1960. This is the first time the strip will be published in any form in North America and will deservedly place Jansson among the international cartooning greats of the last century. The Moomins are a tight-knit family-hippo-shaped creatures with easygoing and adventurous outlooks. Jansson's art is pared down and precise, yet able to compose beautiful portraits of ambling creatures in fields of flowers or on rock-strewn beaches that recall Jansson's Nordic roots. The comic strip reached out to adults with its gentle and droll sense of humor. Whimsical but with biting undertones, Jansson's observations of everyday life, including guests who overstay their welcome, modern art, movie stars, and high society, easily caught the attention of an international audience and still resonate today.


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    Title
    Moomin: Bk. 1
    Subtitle
    The Complete Tove Jansson Comic Strip
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Tove Jansson
    Physical properties
    Format: Hardback
    Number of pages: 96
    Width: 216 mm
    Height: 305 mm
    Thickness: 17 mm
    Weight: 803 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9781894937801
    ISBN 10: 1894937805
    Classifications

    BIC E4L: FXX
    B&T Book Type: NF
    Ingram Subject Code: GV
    BIC subject category V2: YFH
    BIC E4L: GRA
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: Y2.3
    DC22: FIC
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 12500
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 01
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 05
    B&T Modifier: Geographic Designator: 05
    BIC subject category V2: YFW
    LC subject heading:
    Libri: I-GV
    BISAC V2.8: HUM001000
    LC subject heading:
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 95
    B&T Merchandise Category: GPH
    B&T General Subject: 400
    B&T Approval Code: A23430000
    B&T Modifier: Geographic Designator: 29
    LC subject heading:
    BISAC V2.8: CGN006000
    B&T Approval Code: P24104840
    DC22: 741.5694897
    LC classification: PN6738.M66 J35 2006
    Thema V1.0: XY, YFH, XADC
    DC23: 741.5694897
    Illustrations note
    b&w
    Publisher
    Drawn and Quarterly
    Imprint name
    Drawn and Quarterly
    Publication date
    01 December 2006
    Publication City/Country
    Montreal
    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, including Comet in Moominland and Finn Family Moomintroll. 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.