Comet in Moominland
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Comet in Moominland

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The first Moomin novel by Tove Jansson.A comet is speeding towards Earth and nobody knows what to do!Will it destroy everything and everyone? Moomintroll decides to find out. So, with Sniff, he sets out on an expedition to ask the Professor if a comet is really on its way to destroy the Earth. On their journey they meet some interesting people - such as Snufkin the super tramp, and the Hemulen who rescuesthem from an underground tunnel - and have narrow escapes from such menaces as crocodiles and giant lizards. And on their way back Moomintroll meets the beautiful Snork Maiden and is a changed Moomin for ever after. But what about the comet - and is the World Wiped Out?...show more

Product details

  • 8+
  • Paperback | 160 pages
  • 122 x 196 x 12mm | 117.94g
  • Penguin Books Ltd
  • PUFFIN
  • United Kingdom
  • English
  • 0140302867
  • 9780140302868
  • 17,487

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They seem to grow in wisdom and delight every time I read them...a perfect marriage of word and picture -- Philip Pullman I have long been a passionate Moomin appreciator - 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 Childshow more

About Tove Jansson

Tove Jansson was born in Helsingfors, Finland, in 1914. Her mother was a caricaturist who designed 165 of Finland's stamps and her father was a sculptor. She studied painting in Finland, Sweden and France, and subsequently became a book illustrator. Her extraordinary illustrative style is seen as a design classic the world over. Originally written in Swedish, the Moomintroll books have been translated into over 40 languages and adapted for television, film, radio and opera. Tove Jansson lived alone on a small island in the gulf of Finland, where most of her books were written. She died in 2001.show more

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