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Moominpappa at Sea

Moominpappa at Sea

  • Author: Tove Jansson
  • Publisher: Penguin UK
  • ISBN: 0141922826
  • Category: Juvenile Fiction
  • Page: 224
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A Moomintroll is small and shy and fat, and has a Moominpappa and a Moominmamma. Moomins live in the forests of Finland. One day Moominpappa is feeling at a loss. He has no idea what to do with himself because it seems everything has already been done. So he takes his family off to start a new life in a lighthouse on a tiny, rocky island far out to sea. It's rather quiet and lonely at first, but as they begin to explore their unusual surroundings the Moomins discover some funny and surprising new things about themselves.

The Idea of North

The Idea of North

  • Author: Peter Davidson
  • Publisher: Reaktion Books
  • ISBN: 1861895631
  • Category: Literary Criticism
  • Page: 272
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North is the point we look for on a map to orient ourselves. It is also the direction taken throughout history by the adventurous, the curious, the solitary, and the foolhardy. Based in the North himself, Peter Davidson, in The Idea of North, explores the very concept of "north" through its many manifestations in painting, legend, and literature. Tracing a northbound route from rural England—whose mild climate keeps it from being truly northern—to the wind-shorn highlands of Scotland, then through Scandinavia and into the desolate, icebound Arctic Circle, Davidson takes the reader on a journey from the heart of society to its most far-flung outposts. But we never fully leave civilization behind; rather, it is our companion on his alluring ramble through the north in art and story. Davidson presents a north that is haunted by Moomintrolls and the ghosts of long-lost Arctic explorers but at the same time, somehow, home to the fragile beauty of a Baltic midsummer evening. He sets the Icelandic Sagas, Nabokov's snowy fictional kingdom of Zembla, and Hans Christian Andersen's cryptic, forbidding Snow Queen alongside the works of such artists as Eric Ravilious, Ian Hamilton Finlay, and Andy Goldsworthy, demonstrating how each illuminates a different facet of humanity's relationship to the earth's most dangerous and austere terrain. Through the lens of Davidson's easy erudition and astonishing range of reference, we come to see that the north is more a goal than a place, receding always before us, just over the horizon, past the last town, off the edge of the map. True north may be unreachable, but The Idea of North brings intrepid readers closer than ever before.

Tove Jansson

Tove Jansson

  • Author: W. Glyn Jones
  • Publisher: Boston : Twayne Publishers
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Literary Criticism
  • Page: 177
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Children's Literature Review, Volume 125

Children's Literature Review, Volume 125

Excerpts from Reviews, Criticism, and Commentary on Books for Children and Young People

  • Author: Tom Burns
  • Publisher: Gale / Cengage Learning
  • ISBN: 9780787680565
  • Category: Literary Criticism
  • Page: 231
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Covers writers and illustrators for children and young adults. Entries consist of listings of major works, awards, and critical excerpts from significant reviews and commentaries on the author's or artist's works.

Sailing Days

Sailing Days

Stories and Poems about Sailors and the Sea

  • Author: Amy McKay
  • Publisher: Antique Collectors Club Dist
  • ISBN: 9781851497034
  • Category: Juvenile Fiction
  • Page: 127
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Offers a collection of selections, poems, and stories about sailing ships, shipwrecks, pirates, sailors' legends, and other aspects of life aboard ship, by Herman Melville, Edward Lear, J.D. Wyss, Robert Louis Stevenson, and others.

Swedish Children's Literature

Swedish Children's Literature

  • Author: Göran Tunström,Johannes Edfelt
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Children's literature, Swedish
  • Page: 52
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Studies in the Literary Imagination

Studies in the Literary Imagination

  • Author: N.A
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Creation (Literary, artistic, etc.)
  • Page: N.A
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The Exploits of Moominpappa

The Exploits of Moominpappa

  • Author: Tove Jansson
  • Publisher: Penguin UK
  • ISBN: 014191565X
  • Category: Juvenile Fiction
  • Page: 144
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'I decided to run away. There simply wasn't anything else to do.' 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.

Interconnections Between Religious and Literary Visions

Interconnections Between Religious and Literary Visions

  • Author: Victor A. Kramer
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Religion and literature
  • Page: 104
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