♥ Book Title : Tove Jansson
☯ Full Synopsis : "The definitive illustrated biography of one of the most unique and beloved children's authors of the 20th century, the creator of the Moomins. Tove Jansson (1914-2001) led a long, colourful and productive life, impacting significantly the political, social and cultural history of 20th-century Finland. And while millions of children have grown up with Little My, Snufkin, Moomintroll and the many creatures of Moominvalley, the life of Jansson - daughter, friend and companion - is more touching still. This book weaves together the myriad qualities of a painter, author, illustrator, scriptwriter and lyricist from fraught beginnings through fame, war and heartbreak and ultimately to a peaceful end."Article| Tuula Karjalainen| Statement ..."
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♥ Book Title : Moomin Book Eight
☯ Full Synopsis : "Get shipwrecked with Moomin on an abandoned island in the eighth volume of the beloved Moomin hardcover series Lars Jansson returns with the eighth volume of the classic Moomin hardcover comic series, and the whole gang is back in action. Sniff is causing trouble with another of his get-rich-quick schemes, Moominmaiden falls in love with the inspector’s bad-boy nephew, and Moominmamma is offering up plum cake to whosoever should need it. As always, the experiences of the Moomin family are poignant, melancholy, and strangely wise, with just a dash of the drolly funny and a pinch of slapstick. Without a doubt, Jansson’s Moomin Book Eight is a treat for the whole family. ALSO AVAILABLE The Book About Moomin, Mymble and Little My / 978-1-897299-95-1 / $16.95 Moomin & the Comet / 978-1-77046-122-2 / $9.95 Moomin & the Sea / 978-1-77046-123-9 / $9.95 Moomin Book One / 978-1-894937-80-1 / $19.95 Moomin Book Two / 978-1-897299-19-7 / $19.95 Moomin Book Three / 978-1-897299-55-5 / $19.95 Moomin Book Four / 978-1-897299-78-4 / $19.95 Moomin Book Five / 978-1-897299-94-4 / $19.95 Moomin Book Six / 978-1-77046-042-3 / $19.95 Moomin Book Seven / 978-1-77046-062-1 / $19.95 Moomin Builds a House / 978-1-77046-108-6 / $9.95 Moomin Every Day / 978-1-77046-043-0 / $22.95 Moomin Falls in Love / 978-1-77046-107-9 / $9.95 Moomin’s Winter Follies / 978-1-77046-098-0 / $9.95 Moominvalley Turns Jungle / 978-1-77046-097-3 / $9.95 Who Will Comfort Toffle? / 978-1-77046-017-1 / $16.95"Article| Lars Jansson| Statement ..."
♥ Book Title : Moominpappa at Sea
☯ Full Synopsis : "A Moomintroll is small and shy and fat, and has a Moominpappa and a Moominmamma. Moomins live in the forests of Finland. One day Moominpappa is feeling at a loss. He has no idea what to do with himself because it seems everything has already been done. So he takes his family off to start a new life in a lighthouse on a tiny, rocky island far out to sea. It's rather quiet and lonely at first, but as they begin to explore their unusual surroundings the Moomins discover some funny and surprising new things about themselves."Article| Tove Jansson| Statement ..."
♥ Book Title : Moomin Wall Decals
☯ Full Synopsis : "These 30 ready-to-use wall decals add style to any room. For temporary décor that is easily removable and doesn't leave marks, just peel and stick!"Article| CHRONICLE BOOKS LLC, Tove Jansson| Statement ..."
♥ Book Title : Moominsummer Madness
☯ Full Synopsis : "A great flood wave threatens Moomin Valley! When the Moomin family is flooded out of its home, the Moomins set about finding themselves a new one. And being resourceful little creatures, they soon find a very original one: a floating theatre!"Article| Tove Jansson| Statement ..."
♥ Book Title : Moomin Book Three
☯ Full Synopsis : "Moomin has been swiftly making its way into the hearts of North Americans ever since Drawn & Quarterly began collecting the strip in 2006. It debuted in the London Evening News in 1954 and has become the fastest-selling D+Q series to date. Fifty years ago, Tove Jansson's observations of everyday life--whimsical but with biting undertones--easily caught the attention of an international audience and still resonate today. This third volume returns to Moominvalley, where its beloved inhabitants get tangled up in five new stories. Moomin falls in love with a damsel in distress, an unseasonably warm spell turns the valley into a tropical rain forest, and a flying saucer crashes into Moominmamma's garden. Moominpappa decides to live out his dream of occupying a lighthouse and writing a great seaside novel, only to discover that he hates the sea so close up and has no interest in writing about it, and a variety of curious clubs spring up in the valley. Moomin and Moominmamma do their level best to avoid the whole mess but, of course, get drawn into the muddle."Article| Tove Jansson| Statement ..."
♥ Book Title : Fair Play
☯ Full Synopsis : "Fair Play is the type of love story that is rarely told, a revelatory depiction of contentment, hard-won and exhilarating. Mari is a writer and Jonna is an artist, and they live at opposite ends of a big apartment building, their studios connected by a long attic passageway. They have argued, worked, and laughed together for decades. Yet they’ve never really stopped taking each other by surprise. Fair Play shows us Mari and Jona’s intertwined lives as they watch Fassbinder films and Westerns, critique each other’s work, spend time on a solitary island (recognizable to readers of Jansson’s The Summer Book), travel through the American Southwest, and turn life into nothing less than art."Article| Tove Jansson| Statement ..."
♥ Book Title : Comic Art of Europe Through 2000
☯ Full Synopsis : "A unique and thorough reference work, Comic Art of Europe through 2000: An International Bibliography chronicles in two volumes the development of comic art in Europe and reflects the burgeoning amount of literature on the subject. Supplementing the award-winnng works on comic art published by the author with Greenwood in 1994 and 1996, the expanded volumes contain 17,000 multi-language entries on comic art literature in 42 European countries. Bringing order to the scholarship on this fascinating topic, this is an invaluable reference work for those interested in comic art, mass communication, and popular culture."Article| John A. Lent| Statement ..."
♥ Book Title : Comet in Moominland
☯ Full Synopsis : "A comet is speeding towards Earth and nobody knows what to do! Will it destroy everything and everyone? Moomintroll decides to find out. So, with Sniff, he sets out on an expedition that promises to be packed with adventure and excitement!"Article| Tove Jansson| Statement ..."
♥ Book Title : Poets, Prophets, and Texts in Play
☯ Full Synopsis : "In this volume, a list of esteemed scholars engage with the literary readings of prophetic and poetic texts in the Hebrew Bible that revolve around sensitivity to the complexity of language, the fragility of meaning, and the interplay of texts. These themes are discussed using a variety of hermeneutical strategies. In Part 1, Poets and Poetry, some essays address the nature of poetic language itself, while others play with themes of love, beauty, and nature in specific poetic texts. The essays in Part 2, Prophets and Prophecy, consider prophets and prophecy from a number of interpretive directions, moving from internal literary analysis to the reception of these texts and their imagery in a range of ancient and modern contexts. Those in Part 3, on the other hand, Texts in Play, take more recent works (from Shakespeare to Tove Jansson's Moomin books for children) as their point of departure, developing conversations between texts across the centuries that enrich the readings of both the ancient and modern pieces of literature."Article| Ehud Ben Zvi, Claudia V. Camp, David M. Gunn, Aaron W. Hughes| Statement ..."
♥ Book Title : Moominland Midwinter
☯ Full Synopsis : "'This is snow,' Moomintroll whispered to himself. Moomins always sleep through the winter - or they did until the year Moomintroll woke up and went exploring in the silent, snow-covered valley where the river used to scuttle along and all his friends were so busy in summer."Article| Tove Jansson| Statement ..."
♥ Book Title : Finn Family Moomintroll
☯ Full Synopsis : "Poor little chap! He had been turned into a very strange animal indeed . . . Although they're small, fat and shy creatures, Moomins have the most amazing adventures. It all begins when Moominpappa tries on a magic hat that makes exciting and funny things happen . . ."Article| Tove Jansson| Statement ..."
♥ Book Title : Beyond Babar
☯ Full Synopsis : "Beyond Babar: The European Tradition in Children's Literature examines in depth eleven of the most celebrated European children's novels in substantial, critical essays written by well-known international scholars. This approach provides a comprehensive discussion of the selected works from a variety of theoretical perspectives. Each essay offers a critical introduction to the text that can serve as a point of departure for literary scholars, professors of children's literature, primary and secondary school teachers, and librarians who are interested in texts that cross languages and cultures."Article| Sandra L. Beckett, Maria Nikolajeva| Statement ..."