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The Summer Book - Tove Jansson, Esther Freud, Thomas Teal
The Summer Book
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An elderly artist and her six-year-old grand-daughter are away on a summer together on a tiny island in the gulf of Finland. As the two learn to adjust to each other's fears, whims and yearnings, a fierce yet understated love emerges - one that encompasses not only the summer inhabitants but the... show more
An elderly artist and her six-year-old grand-daughter are away on a summer together on a tiny island in the gulf of Finland. As the two learn to adjust to each other's fears, whims and yearnings, a fierce yet understated love emerges - one that encompasses not only the summer inhabitants but the very island itself.
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Format: paperback
ISBN: 9780954221713 (0954221710)
Publisher: Sort of Books
Pages no: 172
Edition language: English
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What I Happen to Be Reading At the Moment
What I Happen to Be Reading At the Moment rated it
5.0 The Summer Book
Give me all the Tove Jansson now, please.
fromfirstpagetolast
fromfirstpagetolast rated it
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...
Austen to Zafón
Austen to Zafón rated it
5.0 The Summer Book (New York Review Books Classics)
The short of it is that this is the best book I've read in at least a year, maybe longer. The story of a young girl, Sophia, spending the summer on a small island in Finland. Like the setting of her famous Moomin books, this book's island is based on the one where Jansson spend 30 summers. The writ...
Julian Meynell's Books
Julian Meynell's Books rated it
4.0 The Summer Book
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...
Christine's Book Adventures
Christine's Book Adventures rated it
4.0 Unexpectantly satisfying
coverLooking at the cover, I easily dreamt myself to an island to spend my summer holidays on. Love it!   my thoughts I picked up "The Summer Book" when the summer was already over and autumn greeted me with leaves falling from the trees. I was not quite ready to believe that the summer was over and...
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