The Book about Moomin, Mymble and Little My

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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?

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Overview

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!

Tove Jansson's Moomins are famous with children all around the world through her many story books. We feel privileged to be the first to publish this splendid picture book in the United States. Jansson's vigorous art & bright colors give even more vivid life to the Moomins & their friends, whom many of us have learned to love through her novels. The book is given further appeal by the fact that every page has in it a hole which reveals some portion of the following pages, creating thereby an ever richer visual feast.

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Editorial Reviews

From the Publisher

"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.)
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781897299951
  • Publisher: Drawn & Quarterly
  • Publication date: 10/13/2009
  • Series: Moomin Series
  • Pages: 20
  • Sales rank: 253,056
  • Age range: 5 - 10 Years
  • Product dimensions: 8.30 (w) x 11.10 (h) x 0.30 (d)

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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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2011

    Grandchildren enjoy this book

    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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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 2, 2000

    Kids love it

    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:)

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 13, 1999

    Fun for kids and adults

    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.

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    Posted May 27, 2009

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