Synopses & Reviews
Moomins tail gets its fifteen minutes of fame
Another classic Moomin story reworked in full color, with a kid-proof but kid-friendly size, price, and format.
One day Moomin notices that his tail seems to be thinning. Worried that Snorkmaiden will no longer love him if his tail goes bald, he consults the family doctor and several tail specialists, and even gets an X-ray. Nothing helps! Finally Moominmamma cooks up a magic potion, and it works like a charm, but now Moomins lustrous new tail is, well, solid gold! Moomin becomes the toast of society, and the target of numerous journalists and money-making schemes. Moomin and the Golden Tail takes a long hard look at the consequences of fame.
Tove Janssons flawless cartooning is brought to life in a whole new way within these pages. A delight for the whole family!
“Here is where Janssons weird but true world begins; where fear, loneliness and insecurity are banished by love and the force of imagination.” —Time
“[Janssons] work soars with lightness and speed, and her drawings only echo her writing: delicate but precise, observant yet suggestive . . . Jansson was exceptional, an exuberant explorer of emotional independence and interdependence, a liberating force.” —Los Angeles Times Book Review
“A lost treasure now rediscovered—one of the sweetest, strangest comics strips ever drawn or written. A surrealist masterpiece. Honest.” —Neil Gaiman, author of Sandman, American Gods and Fragile Things
“Moomin is gorgeous, and is flat out the best Moomin book Ive ever seen. Tove Jansson was a natural cartoonist. These strips are clever, gentle, witty, and completely engrossing.” —Jeff Smith, cartoonist of Bone
About the Author
Tove Jansson (1914-2001) is revered around the world as one of the foremost childrens authors of the twentieth century for her illustrated chapter books about the magical world of her creation, the Moomins. The Moomins saw life in many forms but debuted to the biggest audience ever on the pages of the worlds largest newspaper, the London Evening News, in 1954. Jansson was also a visual artist and the author of numerous books.