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    DescriptionIn the second volume of Tove Jansson's humorous yet melancholic "Moomin" comic strip, we get four new stories about jealousy, competition, child rearing, and self-reinvention. The Moomins try to hibernate in the fashion of their ancestors but insomnia places them smack-dab into a winter carnival with the winter-sports-loving Mr. Brisk. The fickle and eternally lovestruck Mymble and Snorkmaiden find themselves in competition over a thrilling new man. Moominmamma meets her new neighbor, the Fillyjonk, causing her to hire the depressed and secretive Misabel as her new maid. Mymble's mother arrives on the Moomin family's doorstep with her seventeen new children. Finally, a prophet arrives on the scene declaring that the happy Moomins are in fact not happy at all and need to get back to nature and be free. Moomin, of course, becomes more and more miserable the freer he gets.


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    Title
    Moomin: Bk. 2
    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: 16 mm
    Weight: 680 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9781897299197
    ISBN 10: 1897299192
    Classifications

    B&T Book Type: NF
    Ingram Subject Code: GV
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T13.1
    DC22: FIC
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 02
    BIC subject category V2: WHC
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 05
    B&T Modifier: Geographic Designator: 05
    LC subject heading:
    B&T General Subject: 460
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 11800
    DC22: 741.5
    LC subject heading:
    B&T Modifier: Continuations: 02
    BIC E4L: HUM
    BISAC V2.8: HUM001000
    B&T Approval Code: A03405000
    LC subject heading:
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 95
    B&T Merchandise Category: GPH
    B&T Modifier: Geographic Designator: 29
    LC subject heading:
    BISAC V2.8: CGN006000
    LC classification: PN6790.F53 J366 2007
    DC22: 741.594897
    Thema V1.0: XY
    Edition statement
    Reprint
    Illustrations note
    b&w
    Publisher
    Drawn and Quarterly
    Imprint name
    Drawn and Quarterly
    Publication date
    01 December 2007
    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.
    Review quote
    "A lost treasure now rediscovered--one of the sweetest, strangest comic strips ever drawn or written. A Surrealist masterpiece. Honest." --Neil Gaiman "[Jansson's] work soars with lightness and speed, and her drawings only echo her writing: delicate but precise, observant yet suggestive . . . Jansson was exceptional, an exuberant explorer of emotional independence and interdependence, a liberating force." --"Los Angeles Times Book Review""Moomin is gorgeous, and is flat out the best "Moomin" book I've ever seen. Tove Jansson was a natural cartoonist. These strips are clever, gentle, witty, and completely engrossing." --"Jeff Smith", cartoonist of "Bone"