9781897299944

Moomin Book Five The Complete Tove Jansson Comic Strip

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  • ISBN13:

    9781897299944

  • ISBN10:

    189729994X

  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 7/20/2010
  • Publisher: Drawn and Quarterly
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Summary

Three final Moomin comics from Tove Jansson. The first "Moomin Winter" sees more unwanted guests especially the curious and secret spilling Nibling sending the Moomin household into atizzy of secrecy and closed doors. In "Moomin Under Sail," the Moomins find themselves without a new adventure until Too-Ticky's compass gives them the idea to build a boat and head tosea. Finally, we meet the Fuddler in "Fuddler's Courtship." Mymble captures poor Fuddler's heart and his bumbling drives her straight into the arms of Dr. Hatter, local psychiatrist. TheMoomin family does not fare well under the gaze of someone trained in correcting odd behavior.

Author Biography

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 television.

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“Charming and upbeat, filled with curiosity and warmth.” —Newsarama

“It’s like watching someone write with her art but then also put in bold moments of decoration around that writing.” —The Comics Reporter

Moomin remains a wistful paean to the joys of relaxing and enjoying life and the importance of play . . . It’s wish fulfillment at its finest.” CHRIS MAUTNER, Comic Book Resources

“The Moomin family strays far from the tranquil charms of Moominvalley: on the French Riviera, Moominpappa gets drunk and Moomin’s sweetheart, the Snork Maiden, is seduced by a toothy film star. But then the hattifatteners appear—mute, sock-like animals that grow from seeds and chase after electric storms . . . 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.com

“[Jansson’s] strips, more than 800 in five years, stand as perennial classics of children’s literature across the Nordic lands . . . Their belated recovery from crumbling newsprint into five eventual volumes seems almost as fantastical and life-affirming as the Moomin fables themselves.” —The Independent

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