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new translation left me cold,
This review is from: The Book About Moomin, Mymble and Little My (Sort of Children's Classics) (Hardcover)
Perhaps because we've read it so many times, I felt cheated when I picked up what turned out to be a new translation (so new that Amazon doesn't have it but a local children's bookshop did). Although prepared by a respected British poet, I missed the lyricism of the original and my children did to. I can barely bring myself to open our new copy (which I purchased as insurance in case anything happened to our beloved original). That being said, the cuts (by Schildts!) are there as well as the wonderful drawings and the whole surreal moomin world.
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Initial post: Nov 12, 2007 8:08:53 PM PST
Annette Manant says:
I bought the book anyway because I was thrilled to see it offered at all! (Besides the $300 collector edition!!). I loved this book when I was little. It is one of the very best childrens' books ever, ever!
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