Moomin's Desert Island

Written by Tove Jansson

Moomin's Desert Island Synopsis

The Moomins picnic with their ancestors, a pair of pirates, and, best of all, Mymble. After a disastrous helicopter ride through a thunderstorm, the entire Moomin family is stranded on a desert island - the very island their ancestors came from! They make the best of it, hunting for their supper, exploring mysterious tunnels, and salvaging items from a wrecked pirate ship (including the Mymble!), but their ancestors don't let them live in peace and quiet for too long. Soon the whole island will have to deal with the explosive consequences of their ancestors' misbehaviour. Tove Jansson's flawless cartooning is brought to life in a whole new way within these pages. A delight for the whole family!

Moomin's Desert Island Press Reviews

Here is where Jansson's weird but true world begins; where fear, loneliness and insecurity are banished by love and the force of imagination. --Time [Jansson's] work soars with lightness and speed, and her drawings only echo her writing: delicate but precise, observant yet suggestive . . . Jansson was exceptional, an exuberant explorer of emotional independence and interdependence, a liberating force. --Los Angeles Times Book Review A lost treasure now rediscovered--one of the sweetest, strangest comics strips ever drawn or written. A surrealist masterpiece. Honest. --Neil Gaiman, author of Sandman, American Gods and Fragile Things Moomin is gorgeous, and is flat out the best Moomin book I've ever seen. Tove Jansson was a natural cartoonist. These strips are clever, gentle, witty, and completely engrossing. --Jeff Smith, cartoonist of Bone Here is where Jansson's weird but true world begins; where fear, loneliness and insecurity are banished by love and the force of imagination. Time [Jansson's] work soars with lightness and speed, and her drawings only echo her writing: delicate but precise, observant yet suggestive . . . Jansson was exceptional, an exuberant explorer of emotional independence and interdependence, a liberating force. Los Angeles Times Book Review A lost treasure now rediscovered--one of the sweetest, strangest comics strips ever drawn or written. A surrealist masterpiece. Honest. Neil Gaiman, author of Sandman, American Gods and Fragile Things Moomin is gorgeous, and is flat out the best Moomin book I've ever seen. Tove Jansson was a natural cartoonist. These strips are clever, gentle, witty, and completely engrossing. Jeff Smith, cartoonist of Bone Here is where Jansson's weird but true world begins; where fear, loneliness and insecurity are banished by love and the force of imagination. -- Time [Jansson's] work soars with lightness and speed, and her drawings only echo her writing: delicate but precise, observant yet suggestive . . . Jansson was exceptional, an exuberant explorer of emotional independence and interdependence, a liberating force. -- Los Angeles Times Book Review A lost treasure now rediscovered--one of the sweetest, strangest comics strips ever drawn or written. A surrealist masterpiece. Honest. --Neil Gaiman, author of Sandman, American Gods and Fragile Things Moomin is gorgeous, and is flat out the best Moomin book I've ever seen. Tove Jansson was a natural cartoonist. These strips are clever, gentle, witty, and completely engrossing. --Jeff Smith, cartoonist of Bone

Book Information

ISBN: 9781770461345
Publication date: 7th May 2014
Author: Tove Jansson
Publisher: Drawn and Quarterly
Format: Paperback / softback
Pagination: 48 pages

About Tove Jansson

Tove Jansson (1914-2001) was born in Helsinki, Finland, and is the Hans Christian Andersen Award-winning author, cartoonist, painter, and creator of the Moomintrolls. The Moomins are loved around the world, have been on television, and can be found in their own museum and theme park in Finland.

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