Moomin

The Complete Tove Jansson Comic Strip

by Tove Jansson

Moomin

Hardcover, 95 pages, Farrar Straus & Giroux, List Price: $19.95 | purchase

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Book Summary

Tove Jansson's beloved comic strip is published for the first time in North America in the first installment of a multi-volume series, chronicling the magical world of her creations, the Moomins.

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The last must-read comic I'm going to wing your way isn't even a book — it's a whole series of them (the next one comes out in September). Finnish cartoonist Tove Jansson is as famous as Walt Disney in large swaths of Europe, but in this country she's someone most people haven't heard of. Jansson created the creatures known as Moomins, and while she wrote some memorable children's novels about them, she (and later her brother, Lars) also created a quirky, original comic strip masterpiece for

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