Moominvalley in November

Moominvalley in November

Paperback Moomintrolls (Paperback)

By (author) Tove Jansson, Translated by Kingsley Hart

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  • Publisher: St Martin's Press
  • Format: Paperback | 183 pages
  • Dimensions: 137mm x 206mm x 18mm | 159g
  • Publication date: 26 October 2010
  • Publication City/Country: New York
  • ISBN 10: 0312625448
  • ISBN 13: 9780312625443
  • Illustrations note: black & white illustrations
  • Sales rank: 30,611

Product description

Now that autumn is turning into winter, a group of unlikely friends--including the Fillyjonk, the Hemulen, and Toft--are waiting in Moominvalley to see the Moomins, for winter doesn't seem right without them. But the Moomins are not at home. So all the visitors settle down to await their return, and oddly enough find themselves warming up to their new life together. For Moominvalley is Moominvalley still, even without the Moomins in it.

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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" “Tove Jansson . . . has a polished style, gentle humor, and an ever-fresh imagination. And her creatures, from the fussy Hemulen and Fillyjonk to cowering little Toft, are as delightful as ever.”—Zena Sutherland, "Saturday Review" “Drenched in atmosphere . . . The highly subtle narrative is frequently pure poetry.”—"The Horn Book" “Jansson knows as well as ever how to make the reader laugh; more than ever she underlines the sadness behind the smile. "Moominvalley in November" is full of . . . fun and tenderness.”—"The  Times Literary Supplment" (London) “More fantastic than "Alice in Wonderland," more compelling than "Charlotte’s Web," and more mysterious than Nancy Drew.”—"The Midwest Book Review" “A lost treasure now rediscovered . . . A surrealist masterpiec