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Moominpappa at Sea

Written by Tove Jansson

Part of the Moomins Fiction Series

Moominpappa at Sea Synopsis

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 at Sea Press Reviews

The Moomin books make for both splendid bedtime read-alouds and solitary savoring. - Wall Street Journal A sense of gentle mystery haunts this seventh book in the Moomintroll series. The Moomin family moves to an island where an abandoned lighthouse will not light, where frightened trees move of their own accord through the island's rocky soil, and where we remember just how good a sandwich tastes in the middle of the night. - American Bookseller Enter a world of fantasy that has such a life of its own that the Moomin family's island adventure will always be a part of you! - Daily Herald A lost treasure now rediscovered . . . A surrealist masterpiece. -Neil Gaiman Jansson was a genius of a very subtle kind. These simple stories resonate with profound and complex emotions that are like nothing else in literature for children or adults: intensely Nordic, and completely universal. 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

Book Information

ISBN: 9780141327204
Publication date: 28th March 1974
Author: Tove Jansson
Publisher: Puffin an imprint of Penguin Random House Children's UK
Format: Paperback / softback
Pagination: 224 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's 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 ...

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