Moomin Begins A New Life by Tove JanssonMoomin Begins A New Life by Tove Jansson

Moomin Begins A New Life

byTove Jansson

Paperback | September 12, 2017

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A traveling prophet may hold the key to happiness, but do the Moomins really need it?When a charismatic prophet comes to town, the residents of Moominvalley are easily convinced to follow his doctrine for true happiness. Intrigued by their friends and neighbors? lifestyle changes, the impressionable Moomins find themselves attempting to adopt the teachings of their new spiritual leader. But the freer they get, the more miserable they feel. Moominvalley?s state of divine chaos is further complicated by the prophet?s well-intentioned decree to free all of the jail?s inmates. Moomin Begins a New Life is an eccentric all-ages adventure from the acclaimed Finnish cartoonist Tove Jansson that explores the appeal of self-transformation and the pursuit of happiness.
Tove Jansson (1914?2001) was a legendary Finnish children?s book author, artist, and creator of the Moomins, who came to life in children?s books, comic strips, theater, opera, film, radio, theme parks, and TV.
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Title:Moomin Begins A New LifeFormat:PaperbackDimensions:40 pages, 0.66 × 8.41 × 0.35 inPublished:September 12, 2017Publisher:Drawn & QuarterlyLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:1770462716

ISBN - 13:9781770462717

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What makes Jansson?s comics timelessly delightful and particularly timely in today?s culture is that she addresses serious, often uncomfortable issues ? uncertainty, heartbreak, mortality, natural disasters, our ample human imperfections ? with great compassion and warmth, never chastising or preaching but instead celebrating the light in life and aiming its generous beam at the dark."?Maria Popova, Brainpickings In Jansson?s narratives, whether tilted to children or adults, a debate can be felt rustling under the surface: it?s between voices that speak for the open hand of compromise and diplomacy and those that see the truth as naked or nothing, wills that would rather do whatever the hell they like."?James Guida, New Yorker