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The Moomins and the Great Flood

The Moomins and the Great Flood

  • Author: Tove Jansson
  • Publisher: Sort of
  • ISBN: 9781908745132
  • Category: Children's stories
  • Page: 60
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Created in 1945, yet published in this country for the very first time, The Moomins and the Great Flood offers an extraordinary glimpse into the creativity and imagination that launched the Moomin books.Moominmamma and young Moomintroll search for the long lost Moominpappa through forest and flood, meeting a little creature (an early Sniff) and the elegantly strange Tulippa along the way.Tove Jansson illustrates her first ever Moomin adventure with stunning sepia watercolour and delightful pen and ink drawings.A revelation for Moomin fans.Other Moomin picture books include The Book About Moomin, Mymble and Little My [9780955352743], Who Will Comfort Toffle? [9780953522798] and The Dangerous Journey [9780954899592].

Children's Literature and the Posthuman

Children's Literature and the Posthuman

Animal, Environment, Cyborg

  • Author: Zoe Jaques
  • Publisher: Routledge
  • ISBN: 1136674918
  • Category: Literary Criticism
  • Page: 272
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An investigation of identity formation in children's literature, this book brings together children’s literature and recent critical concerns with posthuman identity to argue that children’s fiction offers sophisticated interventions into debates about what it means to be human, and in particular about humanity’s relationship to animals and the natural world. In complicating questions of human identity, ecology, gender, and technology, Jaques engages with a multifaceted posthumanism to understand how philosophy can emerge from children's fantasy, disclosing how such fantasy can build upon earlier traditions to represent complex issues of humanness to younger audiences. Interrogating the place of the human through the non-human (whether animal or mechanical) leads this book to have interpretations that radically depart from the critical tradition, which, in its concerns with the socialization and representation of the child, has ignored larger epistemologies of humanness. The book considers canonical texts of children's literature alongside recent bestsellers and films, locating texts such as Gulliver’s Travels (1726), Pinocchio (1883) and the Alice books (1865, 1871) as important works in the evolution of posthuman ideas. This study provides radical new readings of children’s literature and demonstrates that the genre offers sophisticated interventions into the nature, boundaries and dominion of humanity.

The Moomins: The World of Moominvalley

The Moomins: The World of Moominvalley

  • Author: Macmillan Adult's Books,Macmillan Children's Books,Tove Jansson,Philip Ardagh
  • Publisher: Pan Macmillan
  • ISBN: 152905575X
  • Category: Juvenile Fiction
  • Page: N.A
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A showstopping luxury gift book to cherish for years to come, The Moomins: The World of Moominvalley is the ultimate guide for any Moomin fan, old and new. Step into the magical world of Moominvalley with this beautiful one of a kind book; a fun, fascinating, behind the scenes look at the wonderful world of the Moomins and their creator, Tove Jansson. Filled with illustrated maps and family trees, facts about Moomintroll behaviour and habits, this gorgeous book contains all you could wish to know about the beloved characters from the original Moomin stories and the world in which they live. Find out all about Moomintroll's adventures, Moominmamma's handbag and Moominpappa's diary and discover all the favourite Moomin characters, including Snork Maiden, Snufkin, Sniff and Little My. Get a glimpse behind the studio door of the uniquely talented Tove Jansson. Featuring original Moomin drawings, colour studies and stunning sketches of her iconic characters, as well as family photographs and Tove's childhood drawings. With a luxuriously designed die-cut cover featuring gold foil, this breathtaking hardback is the perfect addition to the collection of any Moomin fan. Written by the winner of the Roald Dahl Funny Prize, Philip Ardagh, with contributions from bestselling children's author, screenwriter and Moomin devotee, Frank Cottrell-Boyce, The Moomins: The World of Moominvalley is a highly illustrated, beautifully designed gift book for all Moomin fans to treasure.

Moomin and the Birthday Button

Moomin and the Birthday Button

  • Author: Tove Jansson
  • Publisher: Penguin UK
  • ISBN: 0241333172
  • Category: Juvenile Fiction
  • Page: 32
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The Moomin family and their friends are the delightful creation of Tove Jansson, and are full of a particular humour and magic that has enchanted generations of children and adults alike. Using the author's original characters and artwork, Moomin and the Birthday Button is part of a stunning new range of children's titles launching in the year of the Moomins' 65th anniversary celebrations. In this, the first of a new series of picture books, Moomintroll wakes up full of excitement. It's his birthday! But when it appears that his friends have forgotten all about his special day, Moomintroll is very upset. Even Moominmamma finds it hard to comfort him! Then there's a knock at the door . . . Who can it be, and what will happen next?

Moomin and the Ocean’s Song

Moomin and the Ocean’s Song

  • Author: Tove Jansson
  • Publisher: Penguin UK
  • ISBN: 0241384737
  • Category: Juvenile Fiction
  • Page: 32
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It was a day that really ought to be filled with adventure... Moomintroll and his friends have heard of the legend of the Ocean's Song - held inside a shell, which only its finder can hear. Snufkin takes them to the Island of the Hattifatteners but the friends have to turn back to escape a thunderstorm! Will they find the Ocean's Song, and get home in one piece? A brand new picture book adventure based on the beloved Moomin characters by Tove Jansson perfect for Moomin fans young and old

Moomin and the Golden Leaf

Moomin and the Golden Leaf

  • Author: Tove Jansson
  • Publisher: Penguin UK
  • ISBN: 0241376149
  • Category: Juvenile Fiction
  • Page: 32
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Tonight everyone in Moominvalley will be going to the Autumn Ball and Moomintroll and Sniff are busy helping with preparations. But when they discover an extraordinary golden leaf on the forest floor, will they be able to find a tree full of golden leaves and give each of the valley folk a gift they'll always treasure?

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.

Moomin and the Spring Surprise

Moomin and the Spring Surprise

  • Author: Tove Jansson
  • Publisher: Penguin UK
  • ISBN: 024143226X
  • Category: Juvenile Fiction
  • Page: 32
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If you haven't met a Moomin yet, you're missing the most magical fun . . . It's winter in Moominvalley and the Moomin family are deep in their Long Winter Sleep, waiting for the sound of Too-Ticky's barrel organ to rouse them, as it did every spring. But when a mysterious ratta-tattle wakes Moomintroll with a start, will he be brave enough to investigate the noise on his own? And what surprises will he find if he does venture outside?

Moominsummer Madness

Moominsummer Madness

  • Author: Tove Jansson
  • Publisher: Penguin UK
  • ISBN: 014191145X
  • Category: Juvenile Fiction
  • Page: 144
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A great flood wave threatens Moomin Valley! When the Moomin family is flooded out of its home, the Moomins set about finding themselves a new one. And being resourceful little creatures, they soon find a very original one: a floating theatre!

Moomin and the Ice Festival

Moomin and the Ice Festival

  • Author: Tove Jansson
  • Publisher: Penguin UK
  • ISBN: 0241358949
  • Category: Juvenile Fiction
  • Page: 32
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It's winter in Moominvalley and Moomintroll and his family are getting ready for the Long Winter Sleep. But as the first flakes of snow fall, they receive an exciting invitation to the Ice Festival. Will they be brave enough to venture out now winter is here?