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Comet in Moominland

Comet in Moominland

Can Moomintroll save his beloved valley?

Moomins (Volume 2)

Written and illustrated by Tove Jansson; Translated by Elizabeth Portch

Farrar, Straus and Giroux (BYR)


When Moomintroll learns that a comet will be passing by, he and his friend Sniff travel to the Observatory on the Lonely Mountains to consult the Professors. Along the way, they have many adventures, but the greatest adventure of all awaits them when they learn that the comet is headed straight for their beloved Moominvalley.

Chapter 1
Which is about Moomintroll and Sniff
following a mysterious path to the sea,
pearl- fishing, the discovery of a cave, and
how the Muskrat avoided catching a cold.
The Moomin family had been living for some weeks in the...

Praise for Comet in Moominland

“This book in Jansson's series about the Moomins and their friends-small, indescribable Scandinavian creatures-tells of their adventures in trying to save themselves from a comet. A gentle, offbeat fantasy.” —The Horn Book -

Reviews from Goodreads

Written and illustrated by Tove Jansson; Translated by Elizabeth Portch

Tove Jansson (1914–2001) was born in Helsinki and spent much of her life in Finland. She is the author of the Moomin books, including Comet in Moominland and Finn Family Moomintroll. Born into an artistic family—her father was a sculptor and her mother was a graphic designer and illustrator—Jansson studied at the University College of Arts, Crafts and Design in Stockholm, the Finnish Academy of Fine Arts, and L’École des Beaux-Arts in Paris. In addition to her Moomin books, she also wrote several novels, drew comic strips and worked as a painter and illustrator. In 1966, she was awarded the Hans Christian Andersen Medal for her body of work. Jansson had a studio in Helsinki but spent most of her time at her home on a small island called Klovharu.

Farrar, Straus and Giroux (BYR)

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