Tales from Moominvalley
Publish date: November 1st 1995
Publisher: Farrar Straus Giroux
Pages no: 176
Edition language: English
Tales from Moominvalley is well, a collection of short stories. :D BUT one of them is about Christmas. “The Fir Tree.” And if I could give more than five stars to this short story, I would. All the stars for “The Fir Tree.” :D My synopsis: since the Moomins and most of their friends hibernate al...
As I've said many times on this site, I dislike translations on principle - but I am trying to do something about my miserable German, and when I saw this book at Foyles last week it immediately seemed like a good idea. I know the Swedish original well, and I figured that it should be easy to read a...
It's been a long time since I've visited the land of the Moomintrolls, and it truly has not dulled with age. Just as beautiful, interesting and odd as I remember!
Often presented as the first Moomin book, Comet is a little bit darker than the others. It does, after all, concern the coming of a comet! Each of the odd personalities of Moominland copes with this knowledge in a different way-- the story becoming more about how they see the problem than the proble...
I've got to say, I know genius when I see it, and this is it. Jansson put her quietly strange imagination to work in the service of invoking kindly emotions amazingly effectively. These stories are really touching, and I say that as someone who hates sentimentality -- sentimental they aren't. They c...
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