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David McDuff
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ewilly
ewilly rated it 2 years ago
A beautiful introduction into Jansson. An emotionally realistic and sometimes peek into an otherwise comfy but entirely relatable childhood. Philosophical, indeed, in the best tradition of books like Sophie's World and Michael Ende's novels, and like the latter demonstrates its ideas through descrip...
Julian Meynell's Books
Julian Meynell's Books rated it 3 years ago
This is the first ever Moomin book. It is also the last of Tove Jannson's Moomin works that I have read (I haven't read all of her brother Lars version of the comic strip). It's also the worst of the Moomin works, but saying that being the worst Moomin work is not exactly saying it is terrible. I...
Avery B Goodman - Author
Avery B Goodman - Author rated it 4 years ago
Good, but long winded like most classic Russian fiction.
Arbie's Unoriginally Titled Book Blog
I loves me some Moomins!This is the original story, coming in 1945 before the comic strip or the first of the famous novels, Comet in Moominland. It has none of the satire of either of the former but it does have the same bizarre, delightful, magical world of strange creatures and peculiar adventure...
Edward
Edward rated it 5 years ago
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