Moomin and the Golden Tail comic book

SKU: ISBN 9781770461338
$9.95 CAD

MOOMIN’S TAIL GETS ITS FIFTEEN MINUTES OF FAME

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

One day Moomin notices that his tail seems to be thinning. Worried that Snorkmaiden will no longer love him if his tail goes bald, he consults the family doctor and several tail specialists, and even gets an X-ray. Nothing helps! Finally Moominmamma cooks up a magic potion, and it works like a charm, but now Moomin’s lustrous new tail is, well, solid gold! Moomin becomes the toast of society, and the target of numerous journalists and money-making schemes. Moomin and the Golden Tail takes a long hard look at the consequences of fame. 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 Golden Tail

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. 56 pages. 8.7 x 6".

Published by Enfant, Drawn & Quarterly.

Click here to read an excerpt.

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.