The 65th anniversary of the beloved Moomintrolls series is being celebrated through a beautiful redesign of these timeless tales for a new generation of young readers who have never met the Moomins, a family of round, furry Scandinavian trolls that resemble hippos and whose stories have been translated into many languages Original....
|Format Type||:||Audio Book|
|Publisher||:||Macmillan USA Auflage Reprint 27 April 2010|
|Number of Pages||:||155 Seiten|
|File Size||:||961 KB|
|Status||:||Available For Download|
|Last checked||:||21 Minutes ago!|
Moominsummer Madness Reviews
This is not only my daughter's new favorite book, by mine as well! So creative, so imaginative, so funny! We will reread this one and now want to get all of these books! I cannot believe I never got to read these as a kid or young adult. Absolutely love!!!
A wonderful book - not only for children. It is funny, at the same time very educational. Special features are the Family Gallery and the cute drawings.
Dieses Buch ist ideal fuer verregnete Nachmittage und gemuetliche Abende. Man kriecht in einen andere Welt ohne Gewalt.
When I was growing up in Japan back in 70's, "MoominTroll" was a big thing - they had animated TV series too. As soon as I'd learned how to read my dad bought me a full set of Moomin books. I remember as a first grader how hard I tried to read all words in the books - little by little, irritated sometimes for my poor reading skill since I was so fascinated by all the adventures in the Moomin Valley and was so impatient to know what they'd do next. If I'm not mistaken there were a few comic book series by same author/illustrator, Tove Jansson, about some wacky happenings in the Moomin Valley. All the copies I had had been lost long time ago. Wonder if anybody has any clue??
I received this book as a Christmas present in the early 50s from a Finnish family whom my mother helped through the hard times of WWII and after with her version of CARE packages.Moominsummer Madness became my favorite of all my books--read until the red hardboard cover faded to pink and the binding frayed. My personal favorite interaction is Moomintroll and the Fillyjonk at her hut in the spruce forest on Midsummer's Eve. When I first read it, I didn't have a clue what Midsummer was or what a spruce tree looked like, but I immediately resolved to have a life full of both as soon as I could escape from Eisenhowerian Oklahoma.And I did just that.
I am so excited to find this book! I remember it as "The Happy Moomins" and read it over and over again when I was a kid. I have been searching for it on the Internet not knowing that the title had changed. I couldn't remember the name of the author, although I remembered it was Swedish sounding. Last night I found it listed on the Library of Congress web site and got Tove Jansson's name. Low and behold -- I plugged the name into Amazon and here are all the books! I had no idea there were so many... I ordered almost everything and can't wait until they arrive and I can share them with my children. Who says you can't go home again???
this is the very first of the moomintroll series by tove jansson. children of any age will love to read this book, or have it read to them. it is full of moomintroll and his friends adventures, in their beautiful fantasy land. i got this book before i could even read, but had my mother read it to me before bed, giving me sweet dreams of happiness and laughter. the moomins are fun-loving trolls from finland and are adventurous and go on wild excursions together. i reconmend this book to anyone who loves fantasy.
I remember my dad reading the Moomintroll books to me when I was very young. When I was a bit older, I read them again, myself. Now I'm 21, and thought I'd try reading this book once more, after all these years. I've just finished reading it, and it was great. Like most of the best children's fiction, it also appeals perfectly to adults, and although it was written over 40 years ago, I don't think it seems dated, really. There's a lot of sharp humour, and memorable situations/characters. A lot of the themes in the book seem perfectly in-line with amazing childhood exploits; Discovery, exploration... The book surprised me with how ahead-of-its-time it seemed. I don't think you'd find an English book from 1950 that is so liberated and foreward-thinking. Anyway, what I'm (clumsily) trying to say is, I loved this book, and will now read the other books in the series. One last thing: Tove Jansson's illustrations are also excellent, and perfectly complement the story.