Tag Archives: Tove Jansson


I’m going to be doing a thing called a “Book Hook” next week, and I need a book. I was […]

Moominvalley in November
Tove Jansson

Tove Jansson, the dreary Finn, is at it again for one last time. Moominvalley in November is the last of the Moomin books (which is a shame), and it reads more like a suicide note than a children’s book…

Moominland Midwinter
Tove Jansson

Writing Moominland Midwinter must have been something akin to a sorrow spree, which, I imagine, is something like a killing spree, but rather than running around like mad killing things for no reason, you run around spreading and feeling sorrow for yourself and everything else—with gusto

Finn Family Moomintroll
Tove Jansson

Finn Family Moomintroll is an extremely charming book, and a fine addition to the Moomin series

Tales from Moominvalley
Tove Jansson

Having read Comet in Moominland, I was expecting some children’s stories that were both cute and somewhat good. In the place of that are nine very much adult stories that happen to be populated by characters from a series of children’s books

Comet in Moominland
Tove Jansson

Enough cuteness, though. This story is about serious business. A comet is coming to Moominland, and threatens to destroy all life on earth…!