Finn Family Moomintroll

Author: Tove Jansson

Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux (BYR)

ISBN: 146687158X

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 176

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It is spring in the valley and the Moomins are ready for adventure! Moomintroll and his friends Snufkin and Sniff find the Hobgoblin's top hat, all shiny and new and just waiting to be taken home. They soon realize that his is no ordinary hat; it can turn anything—or anyone—into something else!

Moomin Book Two

The Complete Tove Jansson Comic Strip

Author: Tove Jansson

Publisher: Macmillan

ISBN: 9781897299197

Category: Comics & Graphic Novels

Page: 88

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Presents the complete comic series featuring Tove Jansson's observations of everyday life.

Moomin: The Deluxe Anniversary Edition

Author: Tove Jansson

Publisher: Drawn and Quarterly

ISBN: 9781770461710

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 448

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A celebration of Tove Jansson's legacy, one hundred years after her birth Tove Jansson's Moomin stories made her one of the most beloved Scandinavian authors of the twentieth century. Jansson's whimsical tales of Moominvalley resonate with children for their lighthearted spirit, and with adults for their incisive commentary on the banality of everyday life. The year 2014 marks the centenary of her birth, and Jansson is being honored with events in Japan, Scandinavia, England, Germany, Russia, Australia, Italy, Spain, and France. Drawn & Quarterly is joining the festivities by releasing Moomin: The Deluxe Anniversary Edition, a slipcased hardcover collection of the complete Tove Jansson-penned Moomin comic strip, replete with all of her most popular storylines and original pencil sketches. It has been more than sixty years since the Moomin comic strip debuted in the London Evening News. By the end of its run in 1975, Moomin was syndicated in more than forty newspapers around the world and hailed for its light-handed, charming stories. The comics were revived in 2005 by Drawn & Quarterly and published to widespread acclaim, sparking a new generation of devoted Moomin fans with international editions around the world. Moomin: The Deluxe Anniversary Edition celebrates the classic comics the world adores, and will feature an essay about Tove's work on the Moomin strip.

The Summer Book

Author: Tove Jansson

Publisher: New York Review of Books

ISBN: 1590176820

Category: Fiction

Page: 184

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In The Summer Book Tove Jansson distills the essence of the summer—its sunlight and storms—into twenty-two crystalline vignettes. This brief novel tells the story of Sophia, a six-year-old girl awakening to existence, and Sophia’s grandmother, nearing the end of hers, as they spend the summer on a tiny unspoiled island in the Gulf of Finland. The grandmother is unsentimental and wise, if a little cranky; Sophia is impetuous and volatile, but she tends to her grandmother with the care of a new parent. Together they amble over coastline and forest in easy companionship, build boats from bark, create a miniature Venice, write a fanciful study of local bugs. They discuss things that matter to young and old alike: life, death, the nature of God and of love. “On an island,” thinks the grandmother, “everything is complete.” In The Summer Book, Jansson creates her own complete world, full of the varied joys and sorrows of life. Tove Jansson, whose Moomintroll comic strip and books brought her international acclaim, lived for much of her life on an island like the one described in The Summer Book, and the work can be enjoyed as her closely observed journal of the sounds, sights, and feel of a summer spent in intimate contact with the natural world.

The Moomins and the Great Flood

Author: Tove Jansson

Publisher: Drawn and Quarterly

ISBN: 1770463283

Category: Comics & Graphic Novels

Page: 64

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Moominmamma and Moomintroll need to find a home for the winter, someplace where sun is plentiful and safe from the dangers of the unknown. But before they can settle down, they must cross a dark and sinister forest and find their way through a flood of epic proportions, all the while hoping that they will find Moominpappa again. Their journey seems daunting but they forge ahead, with Moominmamma�s kindness and patience giving Moomin the courage he needs to face the strange, unexplored path that lies ahead of them. Written during the 1939-40 Finnish-Soviet Union conflict, or The Winter War, Jansson uses the unusual setting of a natural catastrophe to provide the background of her first children�s book and the first appearance of her beloved Moomin characters. She wrote this as her escape from the horrors of war and its many consequences, but rather than avoiding the problems that war raises, she uses these as a basis for the many obstacles that the characters face, from separated families to forced displacement. With beautiful black and white artwork interspersed throughout the text and curious, playful prose, you find yourself rooting for the Moomins and their quest to find Moominpappa and a place to call home.

The Last Chance Hotel

Author: Nicki Thornton

Publisher: Chicken House

ISBN: 1911490419

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 272

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Seth is the oppressed kitchen boy at the remote Last Chance Hotel. But when a strange gathering of magicians arrives for dinner, their leader is poisoned. A locked-room murder investigation ensues - and Seth is the main suspect. Can he solve the mystery and clear his name, especially when magic's afoot?

Moominsummer Madness

Author: Tove Jansson

Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux (BYR)

ISBN: 1466871636

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 176

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A huge wave has crashed through the valley, flooding the Moomins out of their home! With their usual resilience, the Moomins and their friends move into the first house that comes bobbing along. It's strange-looking, like a big cave with curtains hanging on either side. And when the house bumps into dry land and Moomintroll and the Snork Maiden decide to spend the night on shore--then the adventure really begins. Moomintroll and the Snork Maiden get lost, and Moominpappa decides to write a play which they will perform in the house, in the hope that Moomintroll will hear about it and find his way home. "Moominsummer Madness," the fourth in Tove Jansson's classic series of books about Moominvalley, is enchanting and full of exciting adventures and surprises, some of them odd even by Moomin standards!

Moominpappa at Sea

Author: Tove Jansson

Publisher: Penguin UK

ISBN: 0141922826

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 224

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A Moomintroll is small and shy and fat, and has a Moominpappa and a Moominmamma. Moomins live in the forests of Finland. One day Moominpappa is feeling at a loss. He has no idea what to do with himself because it seems everything has already been done. So he takes his family off to start a new life in a lighthouse on a tiny, rocky island far out to sea. It's rather quiet and lonely at first, but as they begin to explore their unusual surroundings the Moomins discover some funny and surprising new things about themselves.

Moominpappa's Memoirs

Author: Tove Jansson

Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux (BYR)

ISBN: 1466871628

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 192

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Before he had a family, Moominpappa led a life of adventure and intrigue. But he's never told his story until now. He has a bad cold, and it's the perfect time to remember his youthful endeavors and to ponder the experiences which have made him the remarkable Moomin he is.

The Moomins: The World of Moominvalley

Author: Philip Ardagh,Frank Cottrell Boyce,Macmillan Children's Books Staff

Publisher: Macmillan Children's Books

ISBN: 9781509810017

Category:

Page: 324

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A stunning gift book for Moomin fans to treasure.Step into the magical world of Moominvalley with this beautiful and unique book - a fun, fascinating, and unprecedented look at the wonderful world of the Moomins and their creator, Tove Jansson. Filled with illustrated maps and family trees, facts about Moomintroll behaviour and habits, this book contains all you could wish to know about the beloved characters from the original Moomin stories and the world in which they live. Find out all about Moomintroll's adventures, Moominmamma's handbag and Moominpappa's diary, and meet the extended Moomin family including Snork Maiden, Snufkin, Sniff, and Little My. This book also takes you behind the studio door of the uniquely talented, Tove Jansson. Featuring original Moomin drawings, colour studies and stunning character sketches as well as family photographs and Tove's childhood drawings. Written by award-winning children's author Philip Ardagh, with contributions from bestselling children's author, screenwriter and Moomin devotee, Frank Cottrell Boyce, The World of Moominvalley is a highly illustrated, beautifully designed gift book for all Moomin fans to treasure.

Moomin's Little Book of Words

Author: Tove Jansson

Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux (BYR)

ISBN: 9780374350482

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 16

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Moomintroll takes the youngest reader through a day in his life, building simple vocabulary along the way. From dancing to book-browsing, the scenes depicted will echo favorite moment's in a child's own day, ending on a bedtime note.

Moomin and the Birthday Button

Author: Tove Jansson

Publisher: Penguin UK

ISBN: 0241333172

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 32

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The Moomin family and their friends are the delightful creation of Tove Jansson, and are full of a particular humour and magic that has enchanted generations of children and adults alike. Using the author's original characters and artwork, Moomin and the Birthday Button is part of a stunning new range of children's titles launching in the year of the Moomins' 65th anniversary celebrations. In this, the first of a new series of picture books, Moomintroll wakes up full of excitement. It's his birthday! But when it appears that his friends have forgotten all about his special day, Moomintroll is very upset. Even Moominmamma finds it hard to comfort him! Then there's a knock at the door . . . Who can it be, and what will happen next?

Comet in Moominland

Can Moomintroll save his beloved valley?

Author: Tove Jansson

Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux (BYR)

ISBN: 1466871571

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 192

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When Moomintroll learns that a comet will be passing by, he and his friend Sniff travel to the Observatory on the Lonely Mountains to consult the Professors. Along the way, they have many adventures, but the greatest adventure of all awaits them when they learn that the comet is headed straight for their beloved Moominvalley.

Moomin's Little Book of Numbers

Author: Tove Jansson

Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux (BYR)

ISBN: 9780374350475

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 14

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Little ones can rely on the Moomins to make numbers fun. Moomintroll, Moominmamma, and the Snork Maiden help create a game out of learning to go from one to ten, and beyond, with everyday objects such as seashells and stars.

Finn Family Moomintroll

Author: Tove Jansson

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781908745644

Category: Children's stories

Page: 176

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Special Collectors' Hardback Editions Lovingly Restored to Original Designs'I love these editions-so beautifully produced, so solid and permanent, just as Tove Jansson deserved.' Philip PullmanA beautiful collectors' edition of this classic Moomin story, using original 50s and 60s cover artwork, a fold out map and gorgeous endpapersIn case you didn't know, the Moomins are kind, loyal and welcoming creatures with smooth round snouts, who live in a tall blue house shaped like an old stove in a valley in the forests of Finland. They love sunshine and sleep right through the winter, when the snow turns their house into a great snowball. In spring they wake up, clamber down the rope ladders hanging from their windows ready for fresh new adventures. And so this classic story begins, full of fun and excitement and the most unexpected happenings. Such as when Moomin and his friends Snufkin and Sniff find a Hobgoblin's hat that casts a spell over the whole of Moominvalley...From the publisher of The Invisible Child and The Fir Tree (all proceeds to Oxfam) here's the Moomin gift editions.

Tales from Moominvalley

Author: Tove Jansson

Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux (BYR)

ISBN: 1466871652

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 192

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Here are nine delightfully funny stories about the triumphs and tribulations of the citizens of Moominvalley. Readers will discover how the Moomin family save young Ninny from permanent invisibility, and what happens when Moomintroll catches the last dragon in the world. Some of the characters in these tales will be brand-new to Moomin fans, but there are lots of old friends to meet as well.

Moomin's Seek and Find Finger-Trail Book

Author: Tove Jansson

Publisher: Puffin

ISBN: 9780141375588

Category:

Page: 10

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Moomin is searching everywhere for Snufkin, but he is nowhere to be seen. Where could he be? Follow the finger trails on every page to explore Moominvalley and help Moomin find his best friend! 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 34 languages and adapted for television, 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.

Moomin Builds a House

Author: Tove Jansson

Publisher: Enfant

ISBN: 9781770461086

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 48

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The debut appearance of everyone's favorite pest, Little My! Another classic Moomin story reworked in full color, with a kid-proof but kid-friendly size, price, and format. After Mymble's family comes to visit the Moomins, her littlest and most badly behaved sister, Little My, is left behind. She promises to behave if she is given Moomin's bedroom; Moomin, tired of being forced out of his room, decides to build a house where all the rooms will belong to him. With Little My helping out, things are sure to go awry, but in the end, Moomin's house-building misadventures teach him the value of a home. Tove Jansson's flawless cartooning is brought to life in a whole new way within these pages. A delight for the whole family!