Moominsummer Madness

Moominsummer Madness

Paperback Moomintrolls (Paperback)

By (author) Tove Jansson, Illustrated by Tove Jansson, Translated by Thomas Warburton

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  • Publisher: St Martin's Press
  • Format: Paperback | 155 pages
  • Dimensions: 140mm x 208mm x 13mm | 181g
  • Publication date: 27 April 2010
  • Publication City/Country: New York
  • ISBN 10: 0312608918
  • ISBN 13: 9780312608910
  • Edition statement: Reprint
  • Illustrations note: black & white illustrations
  • Sales rank: 14,664

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When 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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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.

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“The Moomin books make for both splendid bedtime read-alouds and solitary savoring.” –"Wall Street Journal" “It’s difficult not to be drawn in by the adventures of Moomintroll and his family. . . . The Moominfolk face life’s odd twists and occasional disasters with philosophical calm—an unusual and endearing perspective that will hook readers of all ages.”—"Publishers Weekly" “Jannson’s invention and philosophy of life remain as appealing as ever.”—"The Horn Book" “Read this Finnish classic for Jansson’s quirky humor and lightly satiric view of life.”—"St. Petersburg Press" “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