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Jansson, Tove

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Most widely held works by Tove Jansson
Moominsummer madness by Tove Jansson( Book )

105 editions published between 1954 and 2015 in 8 languages and held by 1,287 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A flood hits Moomin Valley and triggers a series of adventures for the Moomins
Moominpappa at sea by Tove Jansson( Book )

177 editions published between 1965 and 2015 in 9 languages and held by 1,164 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
Moomin : the complete Tove Jansson comic strip by Tove Jansson( Book )

33 editions published between 1957 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 609 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Collects five comic strips that feature Moomin, a teenage troll who looks like a hippopotamus and passively deals with life's troubles, and includes "Moomin Falls in Love," "Moominvalley Turns Jungle," "Moomin and the Martians," "Moomin and the Sea," and "Club Life in Moominvalley."
The exploits of Moominpappa by Tove Jansson( Book )

44 editions published between 1952 and 2012 in English and held by 519 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 512 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 )

6 editions published between 2008 and 2014 in English and held by 472 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
Sun city by Tove Jansson( Book )

36 editions published between 1974 and 2016 in 5 languages and held by 440 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Moominland midwinter by Tove Jansson( Book )

81 editions published between 1957 and 2014 in 9 languages and held by 399 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When Moomintroll wakes up from hibernation unexpectedly in January, he discovers that winter has changed all the familiar places in the Valley
The Summer book by Tove Jansson( Book )

53 editions published between 1972 and 2014 in 9 languages and held by 354 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Le roman du précaire équilibre qui lie une enfant à sa grand-mère. Mais bientôt l'été s'achèvera; l'enfant entrera dans l'âge ingrat et l'île sauvage du golfe de Finlande, sur laquelle Sophie a vécu des heures privilégiées, ne sera plus qu'un point dans l'horizon du souvenir
Moomin and the birthday button by Tove Jansson( Book )

6 editions published between 2010 and 2013 in English and Russian and held by 319 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
Comet in Moominland by Tove Jansson( Book )

67 editions published between 1959 and 2014 in 8 languages and held by 305 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Mysterious pictures of stars with tails have been popping up all over Moominvalley and nobody knows what they mean until Muskrat tells Moomintroll they are signs that a comet will appear in the nighttime sky. Moomintroll and his friend Sniff journey to the Observatory to see what they can learn. They hear the alarming news that the comet is headed straight for Moominvalley! With the help of new friends, Moomintroll and Sniff start for home, hoping to find safety there
Moomin's little book of words( Book )

3 editions published between 2010 and 2011 in English and held by 277 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 271 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
Tales from Moominvalley by Tove Jansson( Book )

48 editions published between 1962 and 2015 in 3 languages and held by 239 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In these nine delightfully funny stories, readers will discover how the Moomin family spend their first Christmas out of hibernation, how they save young Ninny from permanent invisibility, and what happens when Moomintroll catches the last dragon in the world
The woman who borrowed memories : selected stories by Tove Jansson( Book )

4 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 206 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
A winter book : selected stories by Tove Jansson( Book )

2 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 188 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Drawn from youth and older age, and spanning most of the 20th century, this newly translated selection provides a thrilling showcase of the great Finnish writer's prose
Moomin, Mymble and Little My by Tove Jansson( Book )

34 editions published between 1952 and 2014 in 4 languages and held by 186 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
Sculptors' daughter by Tove Jansson( Book )

47 editions published between 1968 and 2015 in 5 languages and held by 105 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Forfatterens poetiske erindringsglimt fra barndommen om ting i naturen, livet i kunstnerhjemmet, kæledyr, naboer og besøgende
Tove Jansson : work and love by Tuula Karjalainen( Book )

1 edition published in 2013 in Finnish and held by 8 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Writer and artist Tove Jansson achieved worldwide fame as the creator of the Moomin stories, written between 1945 and 1970 and still in print in more than twenty languages. However, the Moomins were only a part of her prodigious output. She was already admired as a painter, cartoonist and illustrator, when she went go on to write a series of classic novels and short stories. Her mother tongue was Swedish and all of her books were written originally in Swedish
Anteckningar från en ö by Tove Jansson( Book )

5 editions published in 1996 in Swedish and Finnish and held by 8 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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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 (277)

Swedish (271)

Polish (68)

Finnish (67)

Japanese (40)

German (32)

Russian (24)

French (21)

Spanish (19)

Norwegian (6)

Italian (3)

Arabic (2)

Hebrew (2)

Chinese (1)

Moominpappa at seaMoomin : the complete Tove Jansson comic stripThe exploits of MoominpappaFair playThe true deceiverMoominland midwinterThe Summer bookMoomin and the birthday button