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by Tove Jansson
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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...
BrokenTune rated it 2 years ago
A person can find anything if he takes the time, that is, if he can afford to look. And while he’s looking, he’s free, and he finds things he never expected. This book is brilliant. It's the story of 6-year-old Sophia and her grandmother and the summer they spend together on an island - they go exp...
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...
What I Happen to Be Reading At the Moment
Give me all the Tove Jansson now, please.
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...
Austen to Zafón
Austen to Zafón rated it 6 years ago
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 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...
Christine's Book Adventures
Christine's Book Adventures rated it 6 years ago
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...
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...
michael rated it 7 years ago
It's a long time since I sat down with a book and read it from cover-to-cover, but (apart from a necessary overnight sleep) that's what I did with The Summer Book.It's a book of small incidents and and close intimacies between a young girl, Sophia, and her grandmother, who spend their summer months ...
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