Originally published in London's Evening News, Jansson drew and wrote these strips in English. Written in the same period (1954-1960) as the chapter books Moominsummer Madness and Moominland Midwinter, these strips will entertain children with their familiar characters, while adult readers will appreciate their gentle wit and often satirical stance.
This volume is the first in an anticipated five-volume set, and collects the four stories Brigands, Family Life, Moomin on the Riviera and Moomin's Desert Island.
I love Tove Jansson. This wonderful woman created the gentlest creatures and gave them really endearing characters. Read morePublished 3 months ago by C. S. Romano
I bought this book for my grandchildren. Children should not miss this book.
It is also fun to read for parents and grandparents.
Amusing. Read more
The first of the collection of these Finnish-Swedish cartoons that got, first my son, and now my grandchildren, hooked. It's very enjoyable for grown ups as well.Published 9 months ago by vivian
Despite the comic book style younger children may miss some of the humor behind the misadventures of the ever accommodating Moomintroll and his best friend Sniff. Read morePublished 13 months ago by K.N. Listman
This comic book contains lively characters and poetic ideas. The underlying themes of love and family anchor this book beautifully. Also, great drawings!Published 13 months ago by Shazammoo
I read these whimsical, carefully cafted comicstrips as a kid, way back in the seventies in the Dutch newspaper "De Volkskrant" and the strange atmosphere intrigued me. Read morePublished 16 months ago by Jos Beekman
I grew up reading the Moomin books and mistakenly assumed that this would be similar in tone. Perhaps I am misremembering the Moomintroll family - Little My was always a bit... Read morePublished 19 months ago by C. Frederick