Moomin Deluxe: Volume One


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$69.95  $65.05
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8.85 X 12.72 X 2.13 inches | 6.12 pounds

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About the Author

Tove Jansson (1914-2001) was a legendary Finnish children's book author/artist and the creator of the Moomins, who came to life in books, comic strips, theater, opera, film, radio, theme parks, and television.


"This single volume edition . . . comes with several full-page, never-seen-before character studies and sketches, runs to 400 pages, and weighs in at about 2kg . . . If you love Sniff, Snufkin and the rest, you'll find it irresistible." --Guardian Best Graphic Novels of 2014

"Sixty years after their original serialization--and to celebrate Jansson's centenary--the fanciful comic strip frolics of the hippo-like Moomins are collected together in one volume, handsome and big enough to hug." --Globe & Mail Best Books of 2014

"With a sincere childlike nature and a stoic acceptance of misadventure . . . Moomin and company--Moominmamma, Snufkin, Stinky and Snork Maiden, to name a few--emerge from each story full of tolerance and quiet humor." --The New York Times

"As a strip, there is nothing really all that much like Moomin . . . You could read entire anthologies of comic strips that do not contain the sadness and truth that Jansson gets into three panels there. That is ultimately Jansson's real gift: stuffing so, so much into the tiniest of spaces. I can only imagine how world-expanding that would seem to a child. As an adult, it's an overstuffed reminder of how horrible it is to crave simplicity." --National Post

"Tove Jansson . . . created a quirky, original comic strip masterpiece . . . Moomins are the vehicles through which Jansson explores everything that's laughable, charming, laudable and suspect about being human." --Myla Goldberg, NPR on the Moomin Series