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Moominland Midwinter

by Tove Jansson

LoveReading View on Moominland Midwinter

January 2011 LoveReading4Kids Guest Editor Jenny Downham:

"I wish I’d written every single one of Tove Jansson’s Moomin series, but forced to choose I’ll pick number five, Moominland Midwinter, because it’s darker and more introspective than the earlier books, with just a hint of delicious danger. This is a hilarious and tender tale that you will never grow out of.  Tove Jansson is a genius and believe me, this book is proof!"

Katy Guest, literary editor for The Independent on Sunday on the Moomin books: "A fantasy series for small children that introduces bigger ones to ideas of adventure, dealing with fear, understanding character and tolerating difference."

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Moominland Midwinter Synopsis

'This is snow,' Moomintroll whispered to himself. Moomins always sleep through the winter - or they did until the year Moomintroll woke up and went exploring in the silent, snow-covered valley where the river used to scuttle along and all his friends were so busy in summer.

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ISBN: 9780141328812
Publication date: 07/10/2010
Publisher: Puffin Books an imprint of Penguin Books Ltd
Format: Hardback

ISBN: 9780140305029
Publication date: 26/07/1973
Publisher: Puffin Books an imprint of Penguin Books Ltd
Format: Paperback

Book Information

ISBN: 9780141328812
Publication date: 7th October 2010
Author: Tove Jansson
Publisher: Puffin Books an imprint of Penguin Books Ltd
Format: Hardback
Genres: Children's Fiction,
Collections: 100+ Children’s Books to Read as an Adult - Grown-up But Never Outgrown.,
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About Tove Jansson

Tove Jansson (1914 – 2001), was born in 1914 in Helingsfors, Finland. Her mother was a charicaturist and the designer of many of Finland’s stamps, and her father was a sculptor. Tove studied painting in Finland, Sweden and France and later worked as a book illustrator, a designer and strip cartoonist, as well as being involved in theatre décor and making frescoes in public places. She drew her first Moomin in the 1930s, just for fun, to tease her little brother by drawing the ugliest creature she could think of. Moomin developed a nicer snout and character and in 1939 ...

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