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Moomin Book One: The Complete Tove Jansson Comic Strip
Moomin Book One: The Complete Tove Jansson Comic Strip | Tove Jansson
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The enchanting comic strip that introduced adult readers to the wonderful world of MoominTove Jansson is revered around the world as one of the foremost children's authors of the twentieth century for her illustrated chapter books regarding the magical worlds of her creation, the Moomins. The Moomins saw life in many forms but debuted to its biggest audience ever on the pages of the world's largest newspaper, the "London Evening News, "in 1954. The strip was syndicated in newspapers around the world with millions of readers in forty countries. "Moomin Book One "is the first volume of Drawn & Quarterly's publishing plan to reprint the entire strip drawn by Jansson before she handed over the reins to her brother Lars in 1960. This is the first time the strip will be published in any form in North America and will deservedly place Jansson among the international cartooning greats of the last century.The Moomins are a tight-knit family-hippo-shaped creatures with easygoing and adventurous outlooks. Jansson's art is pared down and precise, yet able to compose beautiful portraits of ambling creatures in fields of flowers or on rock-strewn beaches that recall Jansson's Nordic roots. The comic strip reached out to adults with its gentle and droll sense of humor. Whimsical but with biting undertones, Jansson's observations of everyday life, including guests who overstay their welcome, modern art, movie stars, and high society, easily caught the attention of an international audience and still resonate today.
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Flaneurette
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Surprised to see this display at my local Barnes and Noble! I may have to add to my collection...

TrishB @arlenefinnigan will like this 😁 1y
batsy Ohhh, that display makes me happy 😍 1y
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arlenefinnigan
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Reviewsbylola 😂😂😂 1y
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arlenefinnigan
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Cinfhen If only❣️❣️❣️ 1y
Mdargusch Haha! 😂 1y
Meredith3 Sounds nice! ✌️ 🥔 💫 1y
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emilyhaldi Ha! I do love potatoes.... And sleep!!! 😴😴 1y
Reviewsbylola Lolol! 1y
Cathythoughts 💕I love this 1y
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arlenefinnigan
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Cinfhen Well played 💟🙌🏻 2y
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batsy
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My vote is for Snufkin to #ruletheworld. Everyone will be left alone to embark on non-adventures. We will be able to read in peace, plant potatoes, fish, play the harmonica, and dream. #junetunz @Cinfhen

batsy Moomin shoutout to @arlenefinnigan 2y
Cinfhen Ha! Sounds pretty awesome😉💘Moomin has my vote! 2y
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merelybookish Very philosopher king! And probably better than Little My, although she is my favourite! 2y
batsy @merelybookish I love her! It was a close call between him and Little My, but I thought she'd enjoy it too much 😀 2y
merelybookish @batsy Yes, she's a total tyrant! 2y
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arlenefinnigan
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batsy Perfect 3y
PurpleyPumpkin Me too!🙌🏽 3y
arlenefinnigan @batsy @PurpleyPumpkin I wish I was at home planting potatoes and dreaming right now instead of at work. (Although my house has no garden but still.) 3y
RealLifeReading ❤️❤️❤️ 3y
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xicanti
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Part II of my library discards comics haul. Moomin is the whole reason I went ahead and bought a $6 bag. I've been hoping to see this volume in the sale for a couple years now as it's the only one I was missing!

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If I wasn't such a hopeless rule follower, I'd be tempted to take this home from the library and never return it! 😍

LeahBergen There's just something about those colours that's making me feel covetous, too! 3y
saresmoore @LeahBergen The cover feels amazing, too. 3y
Hobbinol Oh I ❤Moomtrolls❗👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻 3y
saresmoore @Hobbinol I haven't even had a chance to peruse it yet, and Lucy has already read it, possibly twice. 3y
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So glad I came across these comic strip collections. I adored the moomin novels and tv program as a kid and these are just as endearing 😍

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#anthropomorphiccharacters Ahhhh. I love The Moomins. The humor is powerful yet subtle and full of sweetness. @RealLifeReading

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Gillyreads
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Need to sleep so I don't think I'll be making it to 24 hours this time around. I did get though a good part of my TBR this weekend though 📚📚#24in48

Sue Massive effort! You should be proud!! 👏🏼👏🏼👏🏼 3y
Gillyreads @sue thanks 😊 3y
MariettaSG Well done. It was harder than I thought! 3y
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