Moominsummer MadnessMoomins (Volume 5)
Written and illustrated by Tove Jansson; Translated by Thomas Warburton
Farrar, Straus and Giroux (BYR)
A huge wave has crashed through the valley, flooding the Moomins out of their home! With their usual resilience, the Moomins and their friends move into the first house that comes bobbing along. It's strange-looking, like a big cave with curtains hanging on either side. And when the house bumps into dry land and Moomintroll and the Snork Maiden decide to spend the night on shore--then the adventure really begins. Moomintroll and the Snork Maiden get lost, and Moominpappa decides to write a play which they will perform in the house, in the hope that Moomintroll will hear about it and find his way home.
"Moominsummer Madness," the fourth in Tove Jansson's classic series of books about Moominvalley, is enchanting and full of exciting adventures and surprises, some of them odd even by Moomin standards!
About a bark boat and a volcano
Moominmamma was sitting on the front steps in the sun, rigging a model bark schooner. "One big sail on the mainmast, and one on the foremast, and several small three-cornered ones to the bowsprit,...
Praise for Moominsummer Madness
“It's difficult not to be drawn in by the adventures of Moomintroll and his family as they take refuge from a flood in a floating theater, get separated when Moomintroll spends a night on shore and are reunited at Moominpappa's grand amateur drama.” —Publishers Weekly
“As appealing as ever.” —The Horn Book-