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Moominsummer Madness
 
 
Author
Tove Jansson.
Publisher FSG  
Format hardcover
Product Dimensions 8.5 x 5.75 x 0.75 inches
ISBN 9780374350338
Pages/Publication Date 155/2010
Daedalus Item Code 30562
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Seeking a new shelter when their homeland is flooded, the Moomin family discover a strange sort of cave floating by—a theater, as it turns out—and they endeavor to create a play. At the same time, Moomintroll and the Snork Maiden find themselves stranded on the riverbank, while Little My tumbles into the water and is fetched out by her wandering father, Snufkin—though neither of them recognizes the other at first. How will Moomintroll and his friends find their way back to their new floating home? Youngsters in Northern Europe know all about the Moomins, created in the 1940s by Hans Christian Andersen Award winner Tove Jansson, and her adorably plump little trolls have now entertained kids up to 12 (and more than a few grownups) in almost every country on earth. Looking rather like a family of small, furry hippopotami in Jansson's delightful ink drawings, the Moomins and their friends live in a big house in Moominvalley, where their good humor and imagination serve them well in adventures ranging from the slapstick to the quietly profound.

"Tove Jansson is undoubtedly one of the greatest children's writers there has ever been. She has the extraordinary gift of writing books that are very clearly for children, but can also be enjoyed when the child, like me, is over 60 and can still find new pleasures with the insights that come from adulthood."—Terry Pratchett

 
 
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