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Tales From Moominvalley - Community Reviews back

by Tove Jansson, Thomas Warburton
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Helen Rena
Helen Rena rated it 4 years ago
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...
Musings of a Bibliophile
Musings of a Bibliophile rated it 6 years ago
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!
USS Cecily: A Paper Ship
USS Cecily: A Paper Ship rated it 6 years ago
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...
Books by the Lake
Books by the Lake rated it 8 years ago
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...
Writing and Reading and Editing, O My!
Review is up at Green Man Review
Expendable Mudge Muses Aloud
Expendable Mudge Muses Aloud rated it 52 years ago
Rating: 5* of fiveThe Book Report: Dear little Moomintroll, who lives in a blue Moominhouse (for all Moominhouses are blue, you know) with Moominmamma and Moominpappa and his adopted sibling Sniff the little beast, has a perfect day of pearl-diving, cave-discovering, and comet-spotting behind him. I...
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