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The Exploits of Moominpappa

Tove Jansson

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Puffin
01 August 2018
Children's & Educational; Classic fiction (Children's&YA); Fantasy & magical realism (Children's&YA)
Here at last is Moominpappa's promised life story - from the days when he was abandoned in a newspaper parcel on the doorstep of a Moomin orphanage, to when he ran away to see the world and was lucky enough to meet Moominmamma.
By:   Tove Jansson
Imprint:   Puffin
Country of Publication:   United Kingdom
Dimensions:   Height: 198mm,  Width: 129mm,  Spine: 11mm
Weight:   127g
ISBN:   9780241344484
ISBN 10:   0241344484
Series:   Moomins Fiction
Pages:   144
Publication Date:   01 August 2018
Audience:   Children/juvenile ,  Children / Juvenile
Format:   Paperback
Publisher's Status:   Active

Tove Jansson was born in Finland in 1914. She began her career as a cartoonist and drew her first Moomin in the 1930s, just for fun. In 1945 he became a character in a children's story. Tove became world-famous for her Moomin books which began with Comet in Moominland in 1946. She received many prestigious awards, including the international Hans Christian Andersen Medal. She died in 2001, aged 87.

Reviews for The Exploits of Moominpappa

Beautiful words. Anarchic illustrations. Tove Jansson is a genius. -- Jenny Downham 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 They seem to grow in wisdom and delight every time I read them... a perfect marriage of word and picture -- Philip Pullman


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