Full of soft, pillowy wisdom (as someone else said). A bit large to take to bed you'd think, but I'm managing to do just that. Beautifully bound book which comes with a Moomin poster and ribbon to mark your progress. I will be reading it again and again. Wordery delivered safely and swiftly.
A celebration of Tove Jansson's legacy, one hundred years after her birth
Tove Jansson's Moomin stories made her one of the most beloved Scandinavian authors of the twentieth century. Jansson's whimsical tales of Moominvalley resonate with children for their lighthearted spirit, and with adults for their incisive commentary on the banality of everyday life. The year 2014 marks the centenary of her birth, and Jansson is being honored with events in Japan, Scandinavia, England, Germany, Russia, Australia, Italy, Spain, and France. Drawn & Quarterly is joining the festivities by releasing Moomin: The Deluxe Anniversary Edition, a slipcased hardcover collection of the complete Tove Jansson-penned Moomin comic strip, replete with all of her most popular storylines and original pencil sketches.
It has been more than sixty years since the Moomin comic strip debuted in the London Evening News. By the end of its run in 1975, Moomin was syndicated in more than forty newspapers around the world and hailed for its light-handed, charming stories. The comics were revived in 2005 by Drawn & Quarterly and published to widespread acclaim, sparking a new generation of devoted Moomin fans with international editions around the world. Moomin: The Deluxe Anniversary Edition celebrates the classic comics the world adores, and will feature an essay about Tove's work on the Moomin strip.
- Tove Jansson
- Drawn and Quarterly
- Publication date
- Nov 9, 2014
- Slipcased ed.
- Product dimensions
- 226 x 323 x 54mm
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This was a Christmas gift for my 40-something son-in-law.He is delighted!The book itself is wonderfully produced,and very evocative of the originals. I did JUST managed not to unwrap the seal, as I was so eager to see the inside.
As an aside, the Wordery service was great, the package arriving safely, and very swiftly,at a time when the news was full of the failings of other companies. Thank you.