Search Results: "Tove Jansson"


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THE SUMMER BOOK by Tove Jansson
Released: April 28, 1975

"Spindrift perceptions, fresh and penetrating."
Ms. Jansson, who wrote those "Moominland" fancies for children, has directed her inventive hook-and-button plain talk at some adult concerns. Read full book review >

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MOOMINPAPPA'S MEMOIRS by Tove Jansson
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 1994

"Completely winning. (Fiction. 7-12)"
Jansson's (Sun City, 1976, etc.) little Moomin creatures return in this most recently translated addition to her classic series. Read full book review >

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FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 21, 2014

"Windows crop up often in Jansson's stories, reflecting the transparent wall between her lonely characters and their worlds but also Jansson's expression of intangible thoughts and feelings with lucent prose.
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Twenty-six spare, slyly off-kilter stories collected from the life work of Swedish-speaking Jansson, who wrote 11 works of adult fiction (The Summer Book, 1972, etc.) as well as a series of children's books (Moominpappa's Memoirs, 1994, etc.) before her death in 2001.Read full book review >

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KARI'S SAGA by Robert Jansson
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 21, 2008

"An accurate and engrossing tale for history buffs and Viking aficionados."
An ambitious story of interclan feuding in Iceland set against sweeping European events in 1000 CE. Read full book review >

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CHILDREN'S
Released: May 27, 2014

"A hefty sheaf of chillers—all short enough to share aloud and expertly cast to entice unwary middle graders a step or two into the shadows. (index, not seen) (Horror/short stories. 10-13)"
Styling themselves "curators," four of horror fantasy's newer stars share tales and correspondence related to an imaginary museum of creepy creatures and artifacts. Read full book review >