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Comet in Moominland

Written by Tove Jansson

Part of the Moomins Fiction Series

Comet in Moominland Synopsis

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?...

Comet in Moominland Press Reviews

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 Child They seem to grow in wisdom and delight every time I read them...a perfect marriage of word and picture -- Philip Pullman

Book Information

ISBN: 9780140302868
Publication date: 22nd February 1973
Author: Tove Jansson
Publisher: Puffin an imprint of Penguin Books Ltd
Format: Paperback / softback
Pagination: 160 pages

About Tove Jansson

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'story. Tove became world-famous for her Moomin books, which began with The Moomins and the Great Flood in 1945, closely followed by Comet in Moominland in 1946, Finn Family Moomintroll in 1948 and six more Moomin adventures. During the winter months Tove lived and worked in Helsinki, but in the summertime she stayed on a beautiful remote ...

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