Moominpappa at Sea

Moominpappa at Sea

Paperback Moomintrolls (Paperback)

By (author) Tove Jansson, Translated by Kingsley Hart

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  • Publisher: St Martin's Press
  • Format: Paperback | 223 pages
  • Dimensions: 137mm x 203mm x 20mm | 181g
  • Publication date: 26 October 2010
  • Publication City/Country: New York
  • ISBN 10: 0312608926
  • ISBN 13: 9780312608927
  • Edition statement: Reprint
  • Illustrations note: black & white illustrations
  • Sales rank: 28,805

Product description

"Leave" Moominvalley? Is it possible? Yes, even the Moomin family need a change of scenery sometimes, so they're off to live in a lighthouse on a tiny island. Here they find space to grow, and to do things they couldn't in their comfortable, cluttered valley home. As they discover their new home, the family also discover surprising, and wonderfully funny, new things about themselves.

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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, 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.

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“The Moomin books make for both splendid bedtime read-alouds and solitary savoring.”—"Wall Street Journal" “A sense of gentle mystery haunts this seventh book in the Moomintroll series. The Moomin family moves to an island where an abandoned lighthouse will not light, where frightened trees move of their own accord through the island’s rocky soil, and where we remember just how good a sandwich tastes in the middle of the night.”—"American Bookseller" “Enter a world of fantasy that has such a life of its own that the Moomin family’s island adventure will always be a part of you!”—"Daily Herald" “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.