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    DescriptionWhen a flood sweeps through the valley, the Moomins must find a new house. And with typical Moomin good luck, one just happens to be floating by. It looks normal enough, but there are curtains where one wall should be, strange rows of lights, and other odd amenities. Then Moomintroll and the Snork Maiden disappear, and the family realize that the house may hold the answers to more than they ever dreamed.


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    Title
    Moominsummer Madness
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Tove Jansson, Illustrated by Tove Jansson, Translated by Thomas Warburton
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 155
    Width: 140 mm
    Height: 208 mm
    Thickness: 13 mm
    Weight: 181 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780312608910
    ISBN 10: 0312608918
    Classifications

    BIC E4L: FXX
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: Y2.1
    BIC E4L: SCI
    DC22: FIC
    BISAC V2.8: JUV001000
    BIC subject category V2: YFC
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 22500
    LC subject heading:
    BIC subject category V2: YFN, YXF
    B&T Merchandise Category: JUV
    B&T Book Type: JF
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 01
    BIC subject category V2: YFG
    B&T General Subject: 216
    Ingram Subject Code: CJ
    Libri: I-CJ
    B&T Modifier: Continuations: 02
    LC subject heading: , ,
    B&T Approval Code: X01831000
    LC subject heading:
    LC classification: PZ7.J247 MP 2010
    BISAC V2.8: JUV013000, JUV037000
    Thema V1.0: YXF, YFH, YFC, YFN
    Edition statement
    Reprint
    Illustrations note
    black & white illustrations
    Publisher
    St Martin's Press
    Imprint name
    St Martin's Press
    Publication date
    27 April 2010
    Publication City/Country
    New York
    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
    "There is, in short, everything in the Moon books: giant comets and secret caves and tree houses and stilts and magic-carpet clouds and amusement parks run by despotic practical-joking kings and time machines and ski instructors." -"Harper's ""We need Moominland for its gentle pace, its sense of beauty and awe, and its spirit of friendliness and empathy--now more than ever." -"The Horn Book ""These charming fantasies are propelled by a childlike curiosity and filled with quiet wisdom, appealing geniality, and a satisfying sense of self-discovery." -School Library Journal.com "If you had no shame reading "Harry Potter" on the subway, there's no need to hide Tove Jansson's witty, whimsically illustrated Finnish series." -Daily Candy "The Moomin books make for both splendid bedtime read-alouds and solitary savoring." -"Wall Street Journal" "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."--"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" "A gentle, offbeat fantasy."--"The Horn Book" "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 Pratchett "Clever, gentle, witty, and completely engrossing."--Jeff Smith, author of "Bone" "It's not just Tove Jansson's wonderfully strange fairytale world that so appeals but also her beautiful line work and exquisite sense of design."--Lauren Child "[Tove Jansson] is a master."--"The Times Literary Supplement" (London) "The most original works for children to be published since the Pooh books, and possibly, since Alice."--"Saturday Review" "You will declare yourself a citizen of Moominvalley and call the stories your own--the Moomin world is that compelling."--"Riverbank Review"