Wednesday, February 07, 2007


My latest comics column is up at Bookslut. Moomin!


At 11:04 AM, Anonymous John C said...

Moomins rule. I recommend all her Moomin novels as well, some of the most original fantasies for children, very strange and scary in places.

At 11:31 AM, Blogger visionbird said...

I've always loved the moomin books.
They are whimisical yet have deep themes embedde, as in 'Comet over Moomin valley', which deals subtley with the threat of war, and Moominpapa at sea, which shows the family of Moomins striving for their own identities in a land far from their home.
Great books.

At 12:33 PM, Anonymous Michael Ross said...

As a kid growing up in the UK in the early 80's we had the Moomin cartoons on TV, absolutely fantastic and a wonderful introduction to Tove Jansson's world. i've got the books stashed away for when my kids are a little older.

Can't wait!!

At 6:09 PM, Anonymous John C said...

We were lucky to have all the books in class when I was at school in the 70s.

The so-called "Fuzzy Felt" Moomins from the 80s are available on DVD now:

Another plus for parents. I used to have most of these on tape, best attempt I've seen at animating the stories.

At 1:51 AM, Blogger Anne S said...

I'm a great fan of the Moomin books myself. I read them all years ago and again fairly recently with as much enjoyment as I did first time round.

I agree, Jeff, The Summer Book is a lovely book. I have a first edition of it which I purchased in 1975.

I was not aware that they had been published in comic form.


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