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Moominland Midwinter (Moomins) Paperback – August 31, 2010

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Book 5 of 8 in the Moomins Series

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“The Moomin books make for both splendid bedtime read-alouds and solitary savoring.” ―Wall Street Journal

“This book is a marvelous new look at a time of year when many of us are huddling inside, trying to stay warm, and a good reminder during a hot summer of what to look forward to in a few short months.” ―The Green Man Review

“Timeless . . . Perfect for reading aloud . . . The magical adventures of the innocent Moomin family have the whimsical, surrealistic quality of Frank Baum's Oz books.” ―Chicago Parent

“The Moomins originated in Finland, found their way to England, and have now, happily, crossed the Atlantic. One couldn't ask for more engaging citizens.” ―The Christian Science Monitor

“The books . . . belong on the shelf next to classics like A Wrinkle in Time and The Phantom Tollbooth.” ―Entertainment Weekly

“A lost treasure now rediscovered . . . A surrealist masterpiece.” ―Neil Gaiman

“Jansson was a genius of a very subtle kind. These simple stories resonate with profound and complex emotions that are like nothing else in literature for children or adults: intensely Nordic, and completely universal.” ―Philip Pullman

“Tove Jansson is undoubtedly one of the greatest children's writers there has ever been. She has the extraordinary gift of writing books that are very clearly for children, but can also be enjoyed when the child, like me, is over sixty and can still find new pleasures with the insights that come from adulthood.” ―Sir Terry Pratchett

“Clever, gentle, witty, and completely engrossing.” ―Jeff Smith, author of Bone

“[Tove Jansson] is a master.” ―The Times Literary Supplement (London)

“The most original works for children to be published since the Pooh books, and possibly, since Alice.” ―Saturday Review

“You will declare yourself a citizen of Moominvalley and call the stories your own--the Moomin world is that compelling.” ―Riverbank Review

“It's not just Tove Jansson's wonderfully strange fairytale world that so appeals but also her beautiful line work and exquisite sense of design.” ―Lauren Child

“[Jansson was] a whiz of tomfoolery who was also a profound guide to the human heart.” ―Shelley Jackson, LA Weekly

Language Notes

Text: English (translation)
Original Language: Finnish --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

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Product Details

  • Age Range: 9 - 12 years
  • Grade Level: 4 and up
  • Lexile Measure: 740L (What's this?)
  • Series: Moomins (Book 5)
  • Paperback: 160 pages
  • Publisher: Square Fish (August 31, 2010)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0312625413
  • ISBN-13: 978-0312625412
  • Product Dimensions: 5.4 x 0.5 x 8.2 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 5.6 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (33 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #25,389 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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18 of 18 people found the following review helpful By Bruce Blackie on March 15, 2009
Format: Paperback
I first read this book about the age of 10 in New Zealand. Many years later I walked into a tutorial room as an adult student in the University of Sydney. Apart from the tutor I was the first to arrive. The tutorial was to be on Milton's Paradise Lost and so I was asked how I was going with the essay. I confessed that I had temporarily put it aside in order to rediscover the delights of this book. The tutor's reaction to my apparent lack of commitment to the great Milton was totally surprising. Instead of bemused disapproval and ignorance of this little masterpiece he brightened up and also admitted great admiration and love for this stand-out from the enitire Moomin series. By way of proof he even took out a copy from the top draw of his desk!Our animated conversation about Moominland Midwinter was all too soon cut short by the arrival of the other students and we had to return to Paradise Lost and a level of joy in the room faded into a collective consideration of so called weightier matters. As a frequenter of book shops over the years I have never encountered any copy of the Moomin books, new or used in Australia which makes the informal tutorial all the more remarkable as they were all released in New Zealand when I was young.

I agree with the reviewers who lament that many children are now deprived of these books and this one in particular. I have read almost the entire series but this book has been a life-long friend in fact one of the two books I would most treasure to read and read again. The other is DC Lau's translation of Tao Te Ching.

This is my first review and could be my last but I'm glad to share this in particular as how the morning radio intones that Atlas Shrugged is now an Amazon top seller. A tome for our age but only for the lost and confused.
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17 of 17 people found the following review helpful By sweetmolly on November 12, 2001
Format: Hardcover
Moomintroll did what no other Moomin in the history of the world has ever done. He woke up in the middle of his Winter Sleep. He sees a world he never saw before. He is by turns frightened, lonely, persevering, and at times just a mite irritated. Thus begins this charming tale told with subtlety and grace by the talented Tove Jansson.
The creatures may be strange and wondrous, but somehow we feel as if we might have met them before someplace. Haven't we all known someone like the Hemulen: large, cheerful, energetic without a mean bone in his body who always wants us to enjoy the cold brisk air and strenuous sports with him-and why is it we don't exactly like him very well?
The descriptions of Moomin world are lovely and fanciful. Early spring clouds are "scatterbrained" rushing along. The Great Cold is beautiful, but ominous. This is a book for all ages. It saddens me my children are not young enough to be read to anymore. The Moomins, like Winnie the Pooh, are perfect read-alouds with assured discussions afterward.
A lovely book. Highly recommended.
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11 of 11 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on January 21, 2000
Format: Paperback
An imcomporable masterpiece of quiet, subtle children's literature, perhaps only equalled by other books in the series such as "Moominpappa at Sea" or the inexplicably out of print "Moominvalley in November." A perfect read for winter, embodying both its beauty and loneliness, and the way in which good souls can muddle through it, flaws and all. Sophisticated, sensitive children will most appreciate this unique world.
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10 of 11 people found the following review helpful By kennedy19 on February 19, 2003
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Moomintrolls usually sleep through the long winter, but when the moon shines upon him, Moomintroll awakes one January to discover an alien world of cold and snow while the rest of his family sleeps on. (Moomintrolls are not trolls as we commonly think of them, but handsome little round fellows - see the picture on the cover. That's Moomintroll on the left in the brown coat.) At first he feels terribly alone in this strange season, but he soon discovers companions in the form of Too-Ticky, a sensible creature who has taken up residence in the bathing house, and Little My, a devil-may-care little critter known from other Moomin books in the series. Alongside these friends Moomintroll faces the winter, with its freezing cold blasts, sledding on tea trays, equinox bonfires, ice fishing, and blizzards that promise spring. He soon discovers that the winter landscape is full of lonely, oddball (and comical) creatures who are not around at other times of year, and does his best to shelter and entertain them in the Moominhouse. Like all of Jansson's fine Moomin books, this one astounds me with its ability to convey power and subtle emotion with just a few choice words. Her exquisite attention to the aspects of the season, as well as to the sensitive inner worlds of her characters, render this a masterpiece. (Its subtleties, both comic and deeper, might perhaps be appreciated by slightly offbeat children who like a little peace and quiet sometimes to be alone with their thoughts.)
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By A lonely soul ( on January 31, 1998
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I am an adult, and I still reread the Moomin series by Tove Jansson. Any of the books are good, but this is one of my favorites. The beauty of Jansson's books is that they are fantasies, yet at the same time they are very interesting character portraits. The moomins and their friends and countrymen may be "fantasy animals", but they have very human foibles. The books have such an "otherworldly" sense about them, too - they transport the reader to another world. I reread these books to cheer myself up when I feel bad. They are soothing, and they make you forget your troubles. I would recommend them to adults as well as to children.
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