Moomin and the Comet comic book

SKU: ISBN 9781770461222
$9.95 CAD

by Tove Jansson

HOW WILL THE BELOVED RESIDENTS OF MOOMINVALLEY SURVIVE A COMET?

Another classic Moomin story reworked in full color, with a kid-proof but kid-friendly size, price, and format.

It’s getting hotter and hotter in Moominvalley, and all the creatures have taken note of the troubling weather. After a mysterious cloud appears in the sky one day, an exodus begins. The Hattifatteners, the Nibling, Mrs. Fillyjonk (and all her children), and even Mymble pack up to leave the valley. When they realize the mysterious cloud is a comet headed straight for Moominhouse, Moomin, Little My, and Snorkmaiden decide to depart their home too. As the clock ticks down, and the comet nears Moominvalley, the plot thickens. Between a tidal wave and a comet-struck Moomin, the end does seem nigh, but the day may yet be saved.

Tove Jansson’s flawless cartooning is brought to life in a whole new way within these pages. A delight for the whole family!

Praise for Moomin and the Comet

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.

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.

See here for an excerpt from the publisher.