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Jansson, Tove

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Most widely held works by Tove Jansson
Comet in Moominland by Tove Jansson( Book )

122 editions published between 1951 and 2016 in 11 languages and held by 1,369 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Moomintroll encounters a mouth-organist, a moth collector, and a lovely maiden, and discovers the danger of a threatening comet when he takes a journey to seek advice from the Professor
The Summer book by Tove Jansson( Book )

100 editions published between 1972 and 2014 in 10 languages and held by 1,274 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This brief novel tells the story of Sophia, a six-year-old girl awakening to existence, and Sophia's grandmother, nearing the end of hers, as they spend the summer on a tiny unspoiled island in the Gulf of Finland."--Publisher's description
Moominland midwinter by Tove Jansson( Book )

138 editions published between 1955 and 2014 in 11 languages and held by 1,252 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This is snow, ' Moomintroll whispered to himself. Moomins always sleep through the winter - or they did until the year Moomintroll woke up and went exploring in the silent, snow-covered valley where the river used to scuttle along and all his friends were so busy in summer
Moominpappa at sea by Tove Jansson( Book )

167 editions published between 1965 and 2015 in 8 languages and held by 1,145 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Feeling his family's life is too safe and fixed, Moominpappa moves them to a lighthouse on an island to lead a life full of troubles, and indeed they find many mysteries in that lonely place
Moominpappa's memoirs by Tove Jansson( Book )

54 editions published between 1968 and 2014 in 6 languages and held by 626 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Before he had a family, Moominpappa led a life of adventure and intrigue. But he's never told his story until now. He has a bad cold, and it's the perfect time to remember his youthful endeavors and to ponder the experiences which have made him the remarkable Moomin he is
Moominsummer madness by Tove Jansson( Book )

70 editions published between 1954 and 2015 in 6 languages and held by 545 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Washed out of their home by a summer flood, the Moomins take refuge in an abandoned theater. Grades 4-6
The exploits of Moominpappa by Tove Jansson( Book )

41 editions published between 1952 and 2012 in English and held by 516 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

'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
Fair play by Tove Jansson( Book )

32 editions published between 1989 and 2014 in 6 languages and held by 510 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Two women, both artists, live and work on opposite sides of a large apartment building. They have loved and argued for decades. Yet no matter how many times they've played the game, it is always capable of surprising them. Winner of the 2009 Bernard Shaw Prize for Translation
The true deceiver by Tove Jansson( Book )

13 editions published between 1982 and 2014 in 4 languages and held by 498 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Deception-the lies we tell ourselves and the lies we tell others -is the subject of The True Deceiver, Tove Jansson's most unnerving and unpredictable novel. Here Jansson takes a darker look at the subjects that animate the best of her work: solitude and community, art and life, love and hate. All winter long the snow has been falling on the village. The sun rises late in the day, and once it does, there is little to do but trade tales. This year the talk of the town is all about Katri Kling and Anna Armelin. Katri is a yellow-eyed outcast who lives in a room with her simple teenaged brother and a dog she never bothered to name. She has no use for the daily dishonesties that smooth social life, but she can see to the rational core of any problem. Anna, an elderly children's book illustrator, is a respected and easygoing, if aloof, member of society. She lives alone in her family mansion, venturing out come springtime to paint exquisitely detailed paintings of the forest floor (to which her young fans insist she add adorable pink bunnies). When Anna needs someone to help around the house, Katri eagerly volunteers. It's not long before she and her brother have moved into the mansion and taken charge of just about every aspect of Anna's life and livelihood. As the season becomes increasingly oppressive, the two women find themselves engaged in a confrontation that will gradually strip away their cherished illusions
Finn family Moomintroll by Tove Jansson( Book )

18 editions published between 1961 and 2009 in English and held by 478 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Moomintroll lives in Moominhouse, nestled in Moomin Valley, a place where everyone does what they like and hardly ever worries about tomorrow. Moomintroll has some marvellous adventures with his friends. One day they find a tall black hat on top of a mountain, the Moomins don't realise that it will make some very strange things happen to them
Moomin : the complete Tove Jansson comic strip by Tove Jansson( Book )

9 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 449 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The author's comic strip is published for the first time in North America in the first volume of a proposed multi-volume series designed to reprint the entire strip of the magical world of the author's creation, the Moomins
Sun city by Tove Jansson( Book )

36 editions published between 1974 and 2016 in 5 languages and held by 443 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Moomin, Mymble and Little My by Tove Jansson( Book )

64 editions published between 1952 and 2015 in 5 languages and held by 388 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In a delightful, curious game of what comes next, Moomintroll travels through the woods to get home with milk for Moominmamma. A simple trip turns into a colorful adventure as Moomintroll meets Mymble, who has lost her sister, Little My. Along the way, they endure the hijinks of all the charming characters of the Moomin world, including the Fillijonks and Hattifatteners. Will Moomintroll ever make it home safe and sound? --Publisher's description
La familia Mumin by Tove Jansson( Book )

185 editions published between 1948 and 2016 in 16 languages and held by 371 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When Moomintroll wakes up in January, he finds that winter has changed all his favorite places in the Valley
Who will comfort Toffle? by Tove Jansson( Book )

70 editions published between 1960 and 2014 in 4 languages and held by 357 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Lonely and frightened Toffle remains unnoticed and alone in the world until he finds a frightened girl who needs comforting
Moomin and the birthday button by Tove Jansson( Book )

6 editions published between 2010 and 2013 in English and Russian and held by 323 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Moomintroll is excited to celebrate his birthday, but when he goes out to visit his friends he is disappointed to see that they are all too busy to pay attention to him before his party
Moomin's little book of words( Book )

3 editions published between 2010 and 2011 in English and held by 274 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Moomintroll demonstrates the meaning of such everyday words as "apple," "paint," and "moon." On board pages
Moomin's little book of numbers( Book )

2 editions published between 2010 and 2011 in English and held by 269 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Little ones can rely on the Moomins to make numbers fun. Moomintroll, Moominmamma, and the Snork Maiden help create a game out of learning to go from one to ten, and beyond, with everyday objects such as seashells and stars
Alice's adventures in Wonderland by Lewis Carroll( Book )

2 editions published in 1977 in English and held by 250 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A little girl falls down a rabbit hole and discovers a world of nonsensical and amusing characters
The woman who borrowed memories : selected stories by Tove Jansson( Book )

4 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 209 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An NYRB Classics Original Tove Jansson excelled at the brief tale, writing stories that in their short spans unfold to reveal entire worlds. This is true of her internationally syndicated cartoon strip about a family of hippo-like creatures, the Moomins; of her beloved Moomin novels; and of her best-selling books for adults, like The Summer Book. Until now, however, Jansson's short stories have been nearly impossible to find in the United States. This volume brings together, for the first time in English, a generous selection of stories from the most fruitful period of her career, from her earliest collected stories, dating from the early 1970s, to her mature work, written not long before her death in 2001. In them are moments of the sublime and the mundane, as well as small heroisms and large griefs. Unsentimental, yet kind and humane, Jansson's short stories complement and enlarge our understanding of a giant of world literature
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WorldCat IdentitiesRelated Identities
Moomin : the complete Tove Jansson comic strip
Alternative Names
Gianson, Tobe 1914-2001

Haij, Vera

Haij, Vera 1914-2001

I︠A︡nsson, Tuve

Janson, Tove

Janson, Tuve 1914-2001

Jānsone, T.

Jānsone, T. (Tūve)

Jānsone, Tūve

Jānsone, Tūve 1914-2001

Jansson, Tčve 1914-2001

Jansson, Tove

Jansson, Tove, 1914-

Jansson, Tove 1914-2001

Jansson, Tove Marika

Jansson, Tove Marika 1914-2001

Jansson, Tuve 1914-2001

Janssonová, Tove 1914-2001


Tove Janson

Tove Jansson escritora, ilustradora, historietista y pintora finlandesa en idioma sueco

Tove Jansson finnische Fantasy-Schriftstellerin

Tove Jansson Finnish children's writer and illustrator

Tove Jansson Fins kunstschilder

Tove Jansson Finsk børnebogsforfatter og illustrator

Tove Jansson fińska pisarka

Tove Jansson scrittrice e pittrice finlandese

Tove Jansson suomenruotsalainen kirjailija, taidemaalari, pilapiirtäjä ja sarjakuvataiteilija

Tove Janssonová

Tuvė Janson

Tūve Jānsone

Tuve Yanson

Yanson, Tōbe 1914-2001

Yānsūn, Tūfā 1914-2001

Yānsūn, Tūvi, 1914-2001

Yonsson, Tove

Τόβε Γιάνσον

Туве Янсон

Туве Янссон финская писательница и художница

Тувэ Янсан

Янсон Т. 1914-2001

Янсон, Туве 1914-2001

Янссон Т.М. 1914-2001

Янссон, Туве

Янссон, Туве 1914-2001

טובה ינסון

ינסון, טובה 1914-2001

توفي يانسون

تووه یانسون

يانسن، توو، 1914-2001

ტუვე იანსონი

얀손, 토베 1914-2001

얀손, 토브 1914-2001

토베 얀손


ヤンソン, トーベ

ヤンソン, トーベ 1914-2001



English (381)

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German (95)

Finnish (78)

Polish (64)

Japanese (58)

Russian (44)

Spanish (42)

French (30)

Norwegian (24)

Italian (11)

Chinese (6)

Danish (4)

Arabic (4)

Czech (4)

Welsh (2)

Korean (2)

Hebrew (1)

The Summer bookMoominland midwinterMoominpappa at seaMoominpappa's memoirsMoominsummer madnessThe exploits of MoominpappaFair playThe true deceiver