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ISBN13: 9780312608897
ISBN10: 0312608896
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It is spring in the valley and the Moomins are ready for adventure! Moomintroll and his friends Snufkin and Sniff find the Hobgoblin's top hat, all shiny and new and just waiting to be taken home. They soon realize that his is no ordinary hat; it can turn anything — or anyone — into something else!

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"The Moomin books make for both splendid bedtime read-alouds and solitary savoring." Wall Street Journal

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"Jansson's evocations of nature are powerfully succinct....This is a terrific book for reading aloud." The Washington Post Book World

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"A lost treasure now rediscovered....A surrealist masterpiece." Neil Gaiman

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"Jansson was a genius of a very subtle kind. These simple stories resonate with profound and complex emotions that are like nothing else in literature for children or adults: intensely Nordic, and completely universal." Philip Pullman

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"Tove Jansson is undoubtedly one of the greatest children's writers there has ever been. She has the extraordinary gift of writing books that are very clearly for children, but can also be enjoyed when the child, like me, is over sixty and can still find new pleasures with the insights that come from adulthood." Sir Terry Pratchett

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"Clever, gentle, witty, and completely engrossing." Jeff Smith, author of Bone

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"It's not just Tove Jansson's wonderfully strange fairytale world that so appeals but also her beautiful line work and exquisite sense of design." Lauren Child

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"There is, in short, everything in the Moom books: giant comets and secret caves and tree houses and stilts and magic-carpet clouds and amusement parks run by despotic practical-joking kings and time machines and ski instructors." Harper's

Synopsis:

Springtime arrives in Moominvalley, along with a shiny magic top hat that Moomintroll and his friends Snufkin and Sniff discover can turn anything — or anyone — into something else!

About the Author

Tove Jansson grew up in Helsinki, Finland. She is the author of nine novels and four original picture books about the Moomintrolls which have been translated into 34 languages. She was awarded the Hans Christian Anderson Children's Book Medal for her body of work. Jansson died in 2001 at the age of eighty-six.

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Birdgrrl, June 19, 2011 (view all comments by Birdgrrl)
This is one of the best kept secrets in children's literature. It is a magical, beautiful, and gentle book. I have read it many times and give it out to friends often. The Moomin family is a patched together and constantly changing group of odd creatures--none of which we've ever seen, but all of whom we recognize with humor and varying degrees of affection. They live in the middle of the forest, where they are surprisingly unsurprised by constant odd visitors and happenings. Here the adventure begins when they discover the Hobgoblin's hat, which turns everything that falls into it into something new and mysterious, for better or worse.

I love all the Moomintroll books, and usually find that my favorite people do too. I also love the more reality-based "Summer Book," which manages to be almost as magical. Tove Jansson's books gently and delightfully celebrate the extraordinary in ordinary life--or maybe the ordinary in the extraordinary. At any rate, she was a creative, independent spirit and I'm extremely grateful that I discovered her books as a child.
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780312608897
Author:
Jansson, Tove
Publisher:
Square Fish
Translator:
Portch, Elizabeth
Author:
Portch, Elizabeth
Subject:
Fantasy & Magic
Subject:
Family - General
Subject:
Classics
Subject:
Action & Adventure - General
Subject:
Science Fiction, Fantasy, & Magic
Subject:
Family/General (see also headings under Social Issues)
Edition Description:
Trade Paperback
Series:
Moomintrolls
Series Volume:
02
Publication Date:
20100427
Binding:
Paperback
Grade Level:
from 4 to 7
Language:
English
Pages:
176
Dimensions:
8.16x6.58x.47 in. .36 lbs.
Age Level:
09-12

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Product details 176 pages Square Fish - English 9780312608897 Reviews:
"Review" by , "The Moomin books make for both splendid bedtime read-alouds and solitary savoring."
"Review" by , "Jansson's evocations of nature are powerfully succinct....This is a terrific book for reading aloud."
"Review" by , "A lost treasure now rediscovered....A surrealist masterpiece."
"Review" by , "Jansson was a genius of a very subtle kind. These simple stories resonate with profound and complex emotions that are like nothing else in literature for children or adults: intensely Nordic, and completely universal."
"Review" by , "Tove Jansson is undoubtedly one of the greatest children's writers there has ever been. She has the extraordinary gift of writing books that are very clearly for children, but can also be enjoyed when the child, like me, is over sixty and can still find new pleasures with the insights that come from adulthood."
"Review" by , "Clever, gentle, witty, and completely engrossing."
"Review" by , "It's not just Tove Jansson's wonderfully strange fairytale world that so appeals but also her beautiful line work and exquisite sense of design."
"Review" by , "There is, in short, everything in the Moom books: giant comets and secret caves and tree houses and stilts and magic-carpet clouds and amusement parks run by despotic practical-joking kings and time machines and ski instructors."
"Synopsis" by , Springtime arrives in Moominvalley, along with a shiny magic top hat that Moomintroll and his friends Snufkin and Sniff discover can turn anything — or anyone — into something else!
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