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Moomin Begins a New Life

Written by Tove Jansson

Moomin Begins a New Life Synopsis

When a charismatic prophet comes to town, the residents of Moominvalley are easily convinced to follow his doctrine for true happiness. Intrigued by their friends and neighbours lifestyle changes, the impression- able Moomins find themselves attempting to adopt the teachings of their new spiritual leader. But the freer they get, the more miser- able they feel. Moominvalley s state of divine chaos is further complicated by the proph- et s well-intentioned decree to free all of the jail s inmates. Moomin Begins a New Life is an eccentric all-ages adventure from the acclaimed Finnish cartoonist Tove Jansson that explores the appeal of self-transformation and the pursuit of happiness culture is that she addresses serious, often uncomfortable issues uncertainty, heart-break, mortality, natural disasters, our ample human imperfections with great compassion and warmth, never chastising or preaching but instead celebrating the light in life and aiming its generous beam at the dark. Maria Popova, Brainpickings

Moomin Begins a New Life Press Reviews

[Jansson's] work soars with lightness and speed, and her drawings only echo her writing: delicate but precise, observant yet suggestive... --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

Book Information

ISBN: 9781770462717
Publication date: 12th September 2017
Author: Tove Jansson
Publisher: Drawn and Quarterly
Format: Paperback / softback
Pagination: 40 pages

About Tove Jansson

Tove Jansson (1914 - 2001) was a legendary Finnish children s book author/artist and creator of the Moomins, who came to life in children s books, comic strips, theater, opera, film, radio, theme parks, and TV.

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