Series: On the margins

Tove Jansson

Tales from Moominvalley

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Željka Černok

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Series: On the margins

Tove Jansson

Tales from Moominvalley

Prevoditeljica

Željka Černok

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If you found a little gold dragon with green paws, what would you do? Mumintroll thinks he did the right thing, but when he brought the dragon home, nothing went as planned. Imagine you meet and invisible child, could you make them visible? Just imagine you have to hibernate during the winter like Moomins do so you don’t even know what Christmas is. And then somebody wakes you up on Christmas eve, and you do not know what’s happening.

In this fun and educational collection of nine stories you will find out a lot about the exciting adventures and tribulations of the Moomin family as well as their friends Snus and Little My and other inhabitants of Moomivalley. You will meet Filifjonka who is awfully scared of storms and wondrous creatures hatifnats who are silent and keep a big secret. Many things are happening in Moominvalley and many creatures mingle there.

BOOKS ABOUT MOOMINS have been translated into more than fifty languages, and Tove Jansson is a favourite author of children all around the world. These illustrated stories have been published in 1962 and some of them are anthological in the realm of children’s literature. The most famous story “The Invisible Child” introduces us to little Nini who became invisible because she has been frightened for so long. On top of that, Nini doesn’t speak and is too scared to play with others. Moomin family has embraced Nini with love and understanding and she soon starts becoming visible. This is one of the most powerful stories found in children’s literature which speaks about all those “invisible children”, silenced and frightened, which need a lot of love, warmth and support to become cheerful and playful again so they can enjoy a happy childhood.

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 …

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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 …

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