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by Tove Jansson

  • ISBN: 0954899598
  • Category: Сhildren's books
  • Author: Tove Jansson
  • Other formats: lrf docx azw mbr
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: Sort of Books; Main edition (November 1, 2010)
  • Pages: 28 pages
  • FB2 size: 1124 kb
  • EPUB size: 1544 kb
  • Rating: 4.1
  • Votes: 139
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When she was a child, Tove Jansson never planned to be a writer. Apart from the illustrations of children's books Tove Jansson returned to serious painting.

When she was a child, Tove Jansson never planned to be a writer. Born into the family of a sculptor and an artist, Tove enjoyed a relaxed and creative atmosphere in her home, open to many people. She spent a lot of time painting and staging fairy tales with her brothers. All the magic appeared later in the pictures of the Moomin valley with the blue house standing in the middle of it. At about fourteen, Tove realized she wanted to go into painting professionally. The critics praised her pictures a lot for their colours and harmony.

The Dangerous Journey book Tove Jansson takes us on a beautifully illustrated and delightfully quirky journey through Moominvalley, perfectly capturing th. .

The Dangerous Journey book. Tove Jansson takes us on a beautifully illustrated and delightfully quirky journey through Moominvalley, perfectly capturing the experience and its emotional impact as seen through the innocent eyes of Susanna, who is bored with her life: Her cat is too content; her surround/ Get swept away in this otherworldly adventure to Moominvalley through treacherous yet beautiful landscapes.

The Dangerous Journey (Swedish: Den farliga resan) is the twelfth in the series of Tove Jansson's Moomin books and the third picture book, published in 1977. The English version was initially only released once as a hardback copy which became a sought after item by collectors until it was finally republished in 2010.

Tove Jansson takes us on a beautifully illustrated and delightfully quirky journey through Moominvalley, perfectly capturing the experience and its emotional impact as seen through the innocent eyes of Susanna, our main character. Susanna is bored with her life: her cat is too content; her surroundings-too gentle. She craves adventure when there is none to be had. But when a new pair of glasses appears in front of her, she gets an opportunity to live the bold life that she has always longed for as her surroundings are transformed into a dark and sinister landscape.

THE next-to-youngest whomper was crawling along beside the back garden fence. Every now and then he lay quite still, watching the enemy, before he continued. His baby brother came crawling behind him. By the vegetable patch the whomper flattened himself against the ground and sidled to cover among the lettuces. That was his only chance. The place was teeming with enemy scouts, and some of them swarmed in the air. ‘I’m black all over,’ said his baby brother. Shut up, if you value your life,’ the whomper whispered back.

Tove Jansson takes us on a beautifully illustrated and delightfully quirky journey through Moominvalley, perfectly capturing the experience and its emotional impact as seen through the innocent eyes of Susanna, who is bored with her life: Her cat is too content; her surroundings, too gentle.

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Jansson has a hold on her fans that is more than just nostalgia. In Moominvalley November a group of people like Snufkin come to the Moominhouse only to find that the family is not there. Nowadays publishers repackage children's books for the adult market. Jansson did exactly the opposite. Jansson wrote this just after her mother died and its sense of absence is almost unbearable. Which makes this book – written five years later – all the more triumphant and joyous. The heroine, Susanna, finds a pair of magic spectacles which transform the meadow in which she's reading into a series of terrible, beautiful landscapes – a jungle, a volcano, a dried-up ocean.

Tove Jansson (1914–2001) was a legendary Finnish children’s book author and artist, and the creator of the Moomins, who came to life in children’s books .

I have a copy of the 1978 translation of the book and have been waiting to purchase more copies to spread this lovely work of Tove Jansson to my friends in the US.

Get swept away in this otherworldly adventure to Moominvalley through treacherous yet beautiful landscapes

Get swept away in this otherworldly adventure to Moominvalley through treacherous yet beautiful landscapes. Tove Jansson takes us on a beautifully illustrated and delightfully quirky journey through Moominvalley, perfectly capturing the experience and its emotional impact as seen through the innocent eyes of Susanna, who is bored with her life: Her cat is too content; her surroundings, too gentle

A little girl is transported with the help of magic glasses from the tedium of a summer afternoon into an exciting world of mangrove swamps, spluttering volcanoes and sea where birds fly upside down and wild things threaten to pounce. But she is not alone. Old friends from Moomin Valley - Hemulen, Sniff, Snufkin, Thingummy & Bob - have joined her in her journey, and Moomin too, who rides to their rescue in a stripey balloon. This brand new version of a 'lost classic' pairs Jansson's irresistible artwork with a playful rhyming text by one of Britain's star poets.
Reviews about The Dangerous Journey: A Tale of Moomin Valley (5):
Kalv
A late Moomin book, notable for its pictures, less so for the (intentionally limited) text. Jansson's charm remains, although the rhyming translation is a bit too cute (and lacking in the author's gentle irony). The characters are not the Moomintrolls, and those seeking the fun of the original stories may be disappointed. Perhaps for real Moomin freaks.
Rishason
I came across Moomin and Tove Jansson in Oct 2012 on a visit to Finland. My daughter was 4 and now 5 and loves the books and characters of Moomin Valley. This book is a little more artistic and dark then some of the Moomin books, but my daughter enjoys it and I certainly like to read it with her.
Darksinger
A wonderfully weird little tale with existential undertones and mesmerizing illustrations. Quirky, fun and very different. I recommend this book to parents looking for children's stories that are "off the beaten path."
Steelcaster
I loved these books when I first met them as an adult, but I am happy to say that my six-year-old granddaughter loves them , too. I think it is the cheerful, welcoming attitude of the moomins that makes the joy.
mym Ђудęm ęгσ НuK
I am delighted to have "The Dangerous Journey" again available. I have a copy of the 1978 translation of the book and have been waiting to purchase more copies to spread this lovely work of Tove Jansson to my friends in the US. Also, I want to make sure that my grandchildren have a copies.This last of Tove Jansson's picture books is less definite in line compared to the ink drawings to the original Moomintrolls but richer in artistic interpretation. They are more like her illustration on the 1966 Swedish edition of "Alice in Wonderland." The new text of this edition is more approachable to the younger readers but still has the original flare or the author. The Finns have been celebrating the 100th anniversary of Tove Jansson since last August. Well deserved tribute!

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