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Finn Family Moomintroll by Tove Jansson
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Finn Family Moomintroll (original 1948; edition 2010)

by Tove Jansson (Author), Tove Jansson (Illustrator), Elizabeth Portch (Translator)

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Title:Finn Family Moomintroll
Authors:Tove Jansson (Author)
Other authors:Tove Jansson (Illustrator), Elizabeth Portch (Translator)
Info:Square Fish (2010), Edition: Reprint, 176 pages
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Finn Family Moomintroll by Tove Jansson (1948)

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It's difficult (for me, at least) to describe the Moomin books except to say that they're delightfully nonsensical. This one holds true to that classification. Goofy and fun. ( )
  electrascaife | Jan 29, 2018 |
Strange little book of adventure stories about some fantastical little creatures loosely held together by a Hobgoblin's lost hat and his quest for the King's Ruby, which the small creatures stumble upon by mistake. This leads to an odd series of strange events which adds some fun to their lives. My kids liked it as a bedtime story and enjoyed the illustrations. The names are also fun to pronounce and the characters memorable. I started to wonder if this book was written in the psychedelic 60's, but, no, it was just a strange little Scandinavian series of books meant to be fun and whimsical. That it is. ( )
  MsKathleen | Jan 29, 2018 |
Delightful! Enjoyed equally by my eight-year-old and me. Great read aloud for any age. ( )
  eslee | Sep 16, 2017 |
  BooksOn23rd | Nov 25, 2015 |
They had had many strange adventures on this river and had brought home many new friends. Moomintroll's mother and father always welcomed all their friends in the same quiet way, just adding another bed and putting another leaf in the dining-room table. And so Moominhouse was rather full - a place where everyone did what they liked and seldom worried about tomorrow. Very often unexpected and disturbing things used to happen, but nobody ever had time to be bored, and that is always a good thing.

The story begins with the inhabitants of Moomin Valley getting ready to hibernate and continues with their adventures during the spring and summer of the following year, which are triggered by the discovery of a magical hat on top of a mountain and a sailing-boat washed up on the shore.

It is a story full of small joys and I really enjoyed scenes such as Sniff ad Moomintroll agreeing a swap of the treasures they had found while beach-combing, Moominmamma casually putting down her axe after the family confronted the Groke, the Snork Maiden's jealousy over a beautiful ship's figurehead and Thingummy and Bob's kind-hearted wish at the end of the book. ( )
  isabelx | Apr 5, 2015 |
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Tove Janssonprimary authorall editionscalculated
Bruna, DickCover designersecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Järvinen, LailaTranslatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Polet, CoraTranslatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Portch, ElizabethTranslatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
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One grey morning the first snow began to fall in the Valley of the Moomins.
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First published in Swedish as 'Trollkarlens hatt'
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The Moomins, creatures always ready for adventure, find a magical hat that can change anything-or anyone-into something else!

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Moomintroll and his friends find the Hobgoblin's hat, which can turn anything, or anyone, into something else.

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Penguin Australia

2 editions of this book were published by Penguin Australia.

Editions: 014030150X, 0141328606

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