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Moominsummer madness (original 1954; edition 1971)

by Tove Jansson (Author), Thomas Warburton (Translator)

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Title:Moominsummer madness
Authors:Tove Jansson (Author)
Other authors:Thomas Warburton (Translator)
Info:London : Puffin, 1971.
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Rating:****1/2
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Moominsummer Madness by Tove Jansson (1954)

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Delightful in every sense of the word.
Such a charm this book has that cannot be explained.In its simplicity and philosophical tone, the book tells a wonderful story.A pure,original work of art.It is one of those books which lead you to believe anything they might contain, however different. In fact, I wouldn't be surprised if the Moomins came out of the pages, so much like quirky real-life neighbors they are.It was a truly enjoyable read with a sweet and fun story. And the best part- age is no barrier for this book ! It can entice anyone ! ( )
  Crown-of-daisies | Sep 12, 2013 |
A volcano erupts, the Moomin home is swept away in a flood, and adventures follow for Moomin and the Snork Maiden, Little My, the Moomin parents and the Mymble's daughter as well as other Moomin characters. The resolution involves a play and the reappearance of Snuflin and Midsummer's Eve. Endearing characters and lessons to be learned for all. ( )
  pennykaplan | Aug 21, 2011 |
Simply delightful. I am a longtime fan of the Moomins, a collection of unusual-looking critters whose calm and pleasing outlook on life is a pure joy to read. This time around, a flood washes through Moominvalley, forcing the Moomins to find a new home in a floating theater (though they don't know what a theater is). The humor is gentle but fun. I can't wait to read more of Jansson's books, including the comic strip collections. ( )
  melydia | Oct 28, 2009 |
A more dramatic, diverse adventure in Moominwalley with multiple storylines and a host of delightfully funny new characters. The beginning is not as catchy as in some other Moomin books, but once they get to exploring the theatre the usual wackyness appears and it's once again a pleasure to read.

I especially liked the characters Whomper (Homssu) and Emma, who gave some "outsider" observations on the Moomin family (let's face it, they are a bit strange). The theatre performance is also hilarious, and all over-enthusiastic lines spoken by little My. ( )
  jmattas | Sep 4, 2009 |
A book that evokes images of long summer evenings, where all is well with the world. A perfect book for children. I loved this one and read it three or four times as I grew up. ( )
  sirfurboy | Apr 23, 2009 |
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Tove Janssonprimary authorall editionsconfirmed
Järvinen, LailaTranslatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Warburton, ThomasTranslatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
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Mumintrollets mamma stat på trappan i solskenet och riggade en barkbåt.
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Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 0374453101, Paperback)

A huge wave has crashed through the valley, flooding the Moomins out of their home! With their usual resilience, the Moomins and their friends move into the first house that comes bobbing along. It's strange-looking, like a big cave with curtains hanging on either side. And when the house bumps into dry land and Moomintroll and the Snork Maiden decide to spend the night on shore--then the adventure really begins. Moomintroll and the Snork Maiden get lost, and Moominpappa decides to write a play which they will perform in the house, in the hope that Moomintroll will hear about it and find his way home.
"Moominsummer Madness," the fourth in Tove Jansson's classic series of books about Moominvalley, is enchanting and full of exciting adventures and surprises, some of them odd even by Moomin standards!

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A flood hits Moomin Valley and triggers a series of adventures for the Moomins.

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Editions: 0140305017, 0141328630

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