Series: On the margins

Tove Jansson

Comet in Moominland

Traslator

Željka Černok

Series: On the margins

Tove Jansson

Comet in Moominland

Traslator

Željka Černok

Summer arrived to Moominland. Its citizens are happy and carefree. Little Sniff found a secret cave and Moomintroll a path to the sea. But one night a storm came, and Muskrat knocked on the door of Moominhouse with awful news: the raging storm foreshadows a great catastrophe. And indeed, one red eye was shining and growing far in the darkness, strange dust has covered forests and valleys, and the sea was almost gone.

In order to learn more about this great peril, Moomintroll and Sniff decide visit the scientific observatory in Lonely Mountains. There they find out that a comet is nearing Earth and Moominland. They meet many new friends on their journey, Snufkin – a mouth organ-playing adventurist, colour-changing Snork Maiden and her brother Snork and various other creatures. Together they faced many exciting adventures and decided to return to Moominland. But, will they manage to arrive before the comet hits?

THE BOOKS ABOUT MOOMINS have been translated into more than fifty languages and are classics of children’s literature. “Comet in Moominland” is a second book from the nine-book series about Moomins. The story is filled with interesting adventures and teaches children about the importance of friendship and community in uncertain and dangerous times. Moomins and their friends show how we can face troubles and big threats in a positive manner, always trying to find the best solution and not give way to panic and fear. Sometimes the world around us can seem frightening, but our loved ones can always help and protect us.

Writer

Tove Jansson

Tove Jansson (1914 – 2001) was a Swedish-speaking Finnish author and artist. She is renowned around the world because of her series of children’s books about Moomins which she wrote and illustrated between 1945 and 1970. The series encompasses eight novels and a short story collection, four picture books and hundreds of comics …

Translator

Željka Černok

Željka Černok earned a degree in English and Swedish language and literature from the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences in Zagreb as well as in creative writing in Sweden. She published a book of poetry Kad se previse nagneš kroz prozor vlaka. She has translated over sixty novels by the most prominent Swedish, Finnish and Norwegian contemporary and classic authors …