The Book about Moomin, Mymble and Little My

The Book about Moomin, Mymble and Little My

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by Tove Jansson
     
 

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In a delightful, curious game of what comes next, Moomintroll travels through the woods to get home with milk for Moominmamma. A simple trip turns into a colorful adventure as Moomintroll meets Mymble, who has lost her sister, Little My. Along the way, they endure the hijinks of all the charming characters of the Moomin world, including the Fillijonks and

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In a delightful, curious game of what comes next, Moomintroll travels through the woods to get home with milk for Moominmamma. A simple trip turns into a colorful adventure as Moomintroll meets Mymble, who has lost her sister, Little My. Along the way, they endure the hijinks of all the charming characters of the Moomin world, including the Fillijonks and Hattifatteners. Will Moomintroll ever make it home safe and sound?

A beautiful and boisterous story by internationally acclaimed children's author Tove Jansson, this picture book is sure to tickle the fancies of parents and kids as well as Moomintroll fans everywhere!

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“From the bold colors and oddball creatures to expressive variations in font and inventive die-cuts, the book remains a kid-friendly package and a wonderfully weird vision.” —Publishers Weekly

“A joy. This brilliant new edition has a translation by Sophie Hannah (a wonderful poet in her own right) and her text teases and beguiles at every turn.... Three cheers.” —Kate Kellaway, The Observer

Publishers Weekly
First published in 1952, the late Jansson's first picture book to feature the Moomins returns with its droll, rhyming text and singular characters intact. Bringing home a thermos of milk, Moomintroll, who resembles a small, white hippopotamus, meets Mymble, searching for her lost sister, along with other creatures. Throughout, die-cuts create a spooky, layered effect, offering a tantalizing peek at what's to come. Readers are repeatedly asked what might occur next in the story, drawing them in further. From the bold colors and oddball creatures to expressive variations in font and inventive die-cuts, the book remains a kid-friendly package and a wonderfully weird vision. All ages. (Nov.)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781897299951
Publisher:
Drawn & Quarterly
Publication date:
10/13/2009
Series:
Moomin Series
Pages:
20
Sales rank:
326,683
Product dimensions:
8.30(w) x 11.10(h) x 0.30(d)
Age Range:
5 - 10 Years

Meet the Author

Tove Jansson (1914–2001) was born in Helsinki and spent much of her life in Finland. She is the author of the Moomin books, including Comet in Moominland and Finn Family Moomintroll. Born into an artistic family—her father was a sculptor and her mother was a graphic designer and illustrator—Jansson studied at the University College of Arts, Crafts and Design in Stockholm, the Finnish Academy of Fine Arts, and L'École des Beaux-Arts in Paris. In addition to her Moomin books, she also wrote several novels, drew comic strips and worked as a painter and illustrator. In 1966, she was awarded the Hans Christian Andersen Medal for her body of work. Jansson had a studio in Helsinki but spent most of her time at her home on a small island called Klovharu.

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The Book about Moomin, Mymble and Little My 4.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 4 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Very fun concept for young children (my grandchildren are 6, 4 and 3) - each page allows a little peak into the next page. Even more fun after the book has been read once. My only reservation is that the text is a little hard to read in low light at bedtime. I recommend the book though, and would buy others in the series.
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Guest More than 1 year ago
I read this book to my class of third graders. They were enthralled by the holes that loink each page and fascinated by the strange names of the characters. The rhyme makes it enjoyable for all ages - even their much older teacher:)
Guest More than 1 year ago
We used to read this book when I was a child. We lost it, and had been looking to replace it for years. I recently read it to my son's kindergarten class, and the kid's were enthralled. I'm now ordering a copy for the teacher at her request. An enchanting, imaginative story.