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Moominpappa at Sea

Tove Jansson


PUBLISHED: 28th March 1974
ISBN: 9780141327204
ANNOTATION:
A Moomintroll is small, shy, fat, and has a Moominpappa and a Moominmamma. Moomins live in the forests of Finland. One day Moominpappa takes his family off to start a new life in a lighthouse on a tiny, rocky island far out to sea. As they begin to explore their unusual surroundings the Moomins discover some surprising things about themselves.
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PUBLISHED: 28th March 1974
ISBN: 9780141327204
ANNOTATION:
A Moomintroll is small, shy, fat, and has a Moominpappa and a Moominmamma. Moomins live in the forests of Finland. One day Moominpappa takes his family off to start a new life in a lighthouse on a tiny, rocky island far out to sea. As they begin to explore their unusual surroundings the Moomins discover some surprising things about themselves.

Annotation

A Moomintroll is small, shy, fat, and has a Moominpappa and a Moominmamma. Moomins live in the forests of Finland. One day Moominpappa takes his family off to start a new life in a lighthouse on a tiny, rocky island far out to sea. As they begin to explore their unusual surroundings the Moomins discover some surprising things about themselves.

Publisher Description

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.

Author Biography

Tove Jansson, writer and illustrator, was born in Finland in 1914. She began her Moomin series in 1945 and they became a huge success with their individualistic characters, subtle humour, and an all-encompassing sense of freedom. The Moomins were, to some extent, a reflection of Tove Jansson's own family, who were bohemians and lived close to nature. Jansson became well known in England for her Moomins comic strip, published daily in London's Evening News between 1953-59, continued by her brother Lars Jansson from 1959-1975. Jansson also wrote adult fiction, short stories and memoirs, and was an award-winning artist. Tove Jansson died in 2001.

Review

"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

Product Details

Author
Tove Jansson
Publisher
Penguin Books Ltd
Year
1974
ISBN-10
0141327200
ISBN-13
9780141327204
Format
Paperback
Publication Date
1974-03-28
Country of Publication
United Kingdom
Media
Book
Illustrations
Illustrations
Language
English
Short Title
MOOMINPAPPA AT SEA
Residence
US
Audience Age
7
Translated from
Swedish
Pages
224
Series
Moomins Fiction