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Moomin Book 3 - The Complete Tove Jansson Comic Strip

£12.99

BKCH0026

Moomin Book Three is the third volume of Tove Jansson's humorous yet melancholic Moomin comic strip and forms part of the reprint of the entire strip drawn by Tove Jansson before she handed over the reigns to her brother Lars in 1960. Fifty years ago, Jansson's observations of everyday life — whimsical but with biting undertones — easily caught the attention of an international audience and still resonate today.

This third volume returns to Moominvalley, where its beloved inhabitants get tangled up in five new stories. Moomin falls in love with a damsel in distress, an unseasonably warm spell turns the valley into a tropical rainforest, and a flying saucer crashes into Moominmamma's garden. Moominpappa decides to live out his dream of occupying a lighthouse and writing a great seaside novel, only to discover that he hates the sea so close up and has no interest in writing about it, and a variety of curious clubs spring up in the valley. Moomin and Moominmamma do their level best to avoid the whole mess but, of course, get drawn into the muddle.

The enchanting comic strip that introduced adult readers to the wonderful world of Moomin, Tove Jansson is revered around the world as one of the foremost children's authors of the twentieth century for her illustrated chapter books regarding the magical worlds of her creation, the Moomins. The Moomins saw life in many forms but debuted to its biggest audience ever on the pages of world's largest newspaper the London Evening News, in 1954. The strip was syndicated in newspapers around the world with millions of readers in 40 countries.

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Hardcover, 104 pages

21.59 X 30.98cm

Black & White throughout