Moomin and Family Life comic book

SKU: ISBN 9781770462526
$12.50 CAD

by Tove Jansson

THE HEARTWARMING TALE OF MOOMIN'S REUNION WITH HIS PARENTS

After losing both his fortune and his girlfriend, Moomin has hit rock bottom.  Luckily, in his darkest moment, he stumbles across the beloved family he lost as a child—Moominmamma and Moominpappa—and together, the Moomins embark on their first adventure.  Moominmamma struggles to balance her husband’s desire for danger with her own homebody sensibilities, while Moomin fears his new parents will eventually tire of him.  A poignant story of love and reunion unwinds in this classic Moomin caper from Tove Jansson.

Praise for Moomin and Family Life

To know the Moomins was to know Tove [Jansson]. She poured her wit, dreams and fears into the characters.

The Economist

[Tove Jansson's Moomins feature) scratchy, pen-and-ink sketches and [an] atmosphere of beneficence ... [a] mix of disaster and gentle naïveté.

New York Review of Books

Softcover. Full-colour. 40 pages. 8.5 x 6".

Published by Enfant, Drawn & Quarterly.

Read an excerpt here.

Nest Notes: We might recommend for 6 or 7 years and up, but it varies largely.  The interpersonal and social tensions in the themes are played out and resolved in a medium that we find approachable even for young children, and our children took a keen interest already at ~4 years old in the Moomin stories, although we wouldn't always recommend them so early.  It can work though if you have children of varying ages, for the younger ones to listen in and take interest too.  We would paraphrase a little some lines when reading aloud for younger children.