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Hol rated it 4 months ago
I liked this, but didn't love it. Sorry, B.T. Because I write in a completely different style to the one used here I sometimes find books that indulge in a heavy-handed approach to description a little slow. I loved the relationship between the grandmother and Sophia, those were my favourite bits. I...
Chris' Fish Place
Chris' Fish Place rated it 2 years ago
March 2018 Reader’s Group Read. Rhianna Pratchett recently penned a piece for the Guardian about what the Moomins meant to both her and her father, Terry Pratchett. The Moomins are truly magical and wonderous. Jansson’s Moomin books are also about acceptance and love; it is not really funny in the b...
fromfirstpagetolast rated it 6 years ago
I received a copy of this book from Trip Fiction in exchange for an honest review. This review first appeared on the Trip Fiction site. This is the first book I have read by Tove Jansson, better known as the creator of the Moomins. The Summer Book is the tale of an elderly woman and her granddau...
Julian Meynell's Books
Julian Meynell's Books rated it 6 years ago
I have read most of Jannson's works for children, but this is the first of her novels for adults that I have read. It is my opinion that Jansson was the greatest of all Children's writers and the most under-appreciated writer of any kind. This book reaffirms that opinion. This book is also illus...
Evaine's Books, Books and More Books
I wish I had read this book when I was in my 20s; back in the days where I dreamed of what might have been had I been an actress in the theatre, one of my youthfull dreams. :) It was recommended to me by a very good friend as one of her most favourite books. Lucky Break tells the tale of 3 actor...
Bettie's Books
Bettie's Books rated it 6 years ago
bookshelves: one-penny-wonder, fraudio, spring-2010, published-1972, re-read, play-dramatisation, those-autumn-years, translation, shortstory-shortstories-novellas Recommended for: BBC listeners Read on March 18, 2010, read count: 2 ** spoiler alert ** Condition: NewGreener Books UK £0.01Translat...
kerry rated it 7 years ago
Everything that is the beauty of summer is in this book.Everything I hope to be as a grandmother is in this book. Everything in this book is all sensitive moss and red spiders.
Mikela rated it 7 years ago
A rating of 4*s would also be valid here. Oh, where are the half stars when you need them. Although not usually a fan of child narrators, I found this one refreshing, honest and ringing true. An interesting little book that kept me immersed until the conclusion.
auntieannie rated it 7 years ago
Delightful and dour all at the same time. So many things to like, especially the relationship between Sophia and her grandmother. One of the things I liked best though was the expansiveness of time and rest in the book. Everyone, even hard-working Papa, is slipping away to take a nap at various time...
Bettie's Books
Bettie's Books rated it 8 years ago
I felt somewhat sorry for the children; it was an uncomfortable story.
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