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Moomin: The Complete Tove Jansson Comic Strip - Book One Hardcover – November 14, 2006
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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.
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- Publisher : Drawn and Quarterly; First edition (November 14, 2006)
- Language : English
- Hardcover : 96 pages
- ISBN-10 : 1894937805
- ISBN-13 : 978-1894937801
- Reading age : 5 years and up
- Item Weight : 1.6 pounds
- Dimensions : 8.74 x 0.59 x 12.13 inches
- Best Sellers Rank: #25,909 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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I regret skipping a thorough read the reviews of this before ordering!! I thought I was getting an illustrated compendium of the Moomintroll books, and this is a different, darker creation using the same characters, from the author. The book itself is beautifully bound. I give it four stars for the binding, the print quality, with no judgement of the content. For my purposes, fuzzy nostalgic memory of the books, and mistaken expectation I'd give it two stars, but that's not fair to the product and author.
The comic strips are good, but they are not nearly as good as the books. There simply aren't enough words, and the pictures are not sufficient to substitute for Jansson's masterful descriptions in the books. For the reader who already knows the books, the comic strips will be a pleasant diversion, just to see more of Jansson's work. But anyone who reads the comic strips without having read the books is missing out on the real treasure.
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In a way comics are the ideal medium for Tove Jannson, the illustrations to her Moomin series are as fine as the effortlessly brilliant stories. Her sense of fun and rather unworldly viewpoint are showcased in these strips as well as her beautiful artwork.
Having said all that, these strips perhaps lack the shade of gloomy darkness that make the Moomin series of books so memorable, "Moominvalley in November", for example, is almost bleak in outlook. Also, the characters are all slightly different from in the books, which is a bit distracting at times.
Even so, these collected newspaper strips are a hugely welcome addition to any Moomin fan's library.
Acsuperbly boubd book.
Redolent of the 50s .
Printed beautifully and with lovely Moomin tales