Moomin's Winter Follies (Paperback)

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Heartbreak, hurt pride -- winter. The Moomins decide to break from the traditions of their ancestors and venture out onto the icy tundra. A complex love triangle brings everyone to valiance and some to tears. A failed suicide attempt causes an avalanche of snow and disillusionment. Don't be deceived by its appearance; this is a timeless drama.

— Sarah G.


Due to the resounding success of the hardcover Moomin comics by Tove Jansson and Lars Jansson, D+Q is reissuing this classic comic in an all-new format. Available in an affordable kid-proof but kid-friendly flexicover, and in full color for the first time, these books are slimmer versions of the hardcovers, with one story in each volume while previous editions collected four.

Moomin's Winter Follies

Moomin wakes up one morning to find the pond frozen over, and rather than hibernate, the family decides to brave the winter weather. At first, their wintry adventure seems to be going swimmingly, until Mr. Brisk of the Great Outdoors Club takes over and forces everyone to embrace the winter sports, whether they want to or not.

About the Author

Tove Jansson (1914–2001) was born in Helsinki and spent much of her life in Finland. She is the author of the Moomin books, including Comet in Moominland and Finn Family Moomintroll. Born into an artistic family—her father was a sculptor and her mother was a graphic designer and illustrator—Jansson studied at the University College of Arts, Crafts and Design in Stockholm, the Finnish Academy of Fine Arts, and L’École des Beaux-Arts in Paris. In addition to her Moomin books, she also wrote several novels, drew comic strips and worked as a painter and illustrator. In 1966, she was awarded the Hans Christian Andersen Medal for her body of work. Jansson had a studio in Helsinki but spent most of her time at her home on a small island called Klovharu.
Product Details
ISBN: 9781770460980
ISBN-10: 1770460985
Publisher: Drawn and Quarterly
Publication Date: October 2nd, 2012
Pages: 48
Language: English
Series: Moomin