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Finn Family Moomintroll by Tove Jansson
  

Finn Family Moomintroll

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The Good Book Guide logo The Good Book Guide Review. Far away in Finland live the Moomins. a family just like any other - except that they hibernate under the winter snow, look like little horse trolls and they and their friends have wonderful names like Snufkin. Hemulen and the Snork Maiden.
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Finn Family Moomintroll by Tove Jansson

Finn Family Moomintroll is the second book in the cult classic Moomin series by Tove Jansson. A must-read for adults and children alike. Poor little chap! He had been turned into a very strange animal indeed ...Although they're small, fat and shy creatures, Moomins have the most amazing adventures. It all begins when Moominpappa tries on a magic hat that makes exciting and funny things happen ...'They seem to grow in wisdom and delight every time I read them' - Philip Pullman 'A beautifully strange world, excquisitely illustrated' - Lauren Child Tove Jansson was born in Finland in 1914. She began her career as a cartoonist and went on to write and illustrate many books for adults and children. She drew her first Moomin in the 1930s, just for fun, and in 1945 he became a character in a children's story. Tove became world-famous for her Moomin books, which began with Comet in Moominland in 1946, closely followed by Finn Family Moomintroll. Tove Jansson received many prestigious awards during her lifetime, including the international Hans Christian Andersen Medal. She died in 2001, aged 87.

Reviews

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


About the Author

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 he became a character in a children’s story. The Finn Family Moomingtroll has been a hugely successful book, translated into many languages – many other Moomin stories followed.

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Book Info

Publication date

6th August 2009

Author

Tove Jansson

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Publisher

Puffin an imprint of Penguin Books Ltd

Format

Hardback
154 pages

Categories

General fiction (Children's / Teenage)

ISBN

9780141328607

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