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Moominsummer Madness
Moominsummer Madness | Tove Jansson
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A huge wave has crashed through the valley, flooding the Moomins out of their home! With their usual resilience, the Moomins and their friends move into the first house that comes bobbing along. It's strange-looking, like a big cave with curtains hanging on either side. And when the house bumps into dry land and Moomintroll and the Snork Maiden decide to spend the night on shore--then the adventure really begins. Moomintroll and the Snork Maiden get lost, and Moominpappa decides to write a play which they will perform in the house, in the hope that Moomintroll will hear about it and find his way home."Moominsummer Madness," the fourth in Tove Jansson's classic series of books about Moominvalley, is enchanting and full of exciting adventures and surprises, some of them odd even by Moomin standards!
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batsy
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Wanted to fit in one more book for #WITmonth as well as being seasonally in-tune with the Northern Hemisphere (it's eternal summer in Malaysia, anyway :) Set in June, but it's a perfect end-of-August read. In this one, we have a summer of escapist absurdism via volatile nature & an abandoned theater. Playful, philosophical & thoughtful, the Moomin books are about how to be a person & to live with others while honouring individuality & character 🥰

monalyisha I‘ve never read one but I often call my pet bun “Moomin”! 😊 (One of her nicknames is “Moo” & it just kind-of morphed. 😅) I should definitely pick one up. 5mo
readordierachel Lovely picture 😊 5mo
batsy @monalyisha Ha, that's cute 😁 Yes, definitely try one of the books ... I don't think you'll regret it! 5mo
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batsy @readordierachel Thank you 😘 5mo
Cathythoughts Yes ! ♥️✨✨beautiful pic. I‘ve never read a Moomin.... must have a look 5mo
Centique I figure those moomintrolls will have been healing you 😍 after that nightmarish book that got longer as you read it! 5mo
LeahBergen This was my first Moomin read as a kid! ❤️ 5mo
batsy @Cathythoughts Thank you ❤️ 5mo
batsy @Centique Haha, yes! An excellent balm to the soul after that thriller that went nowhere. 5mo
batsy @LeahBergen This was one of the Moomins I hadn't read yet but now I'm tempted to reread them all every so often 💕 5mo
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batsy
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It's been some kind of week for Moomintroll, his family, and friends.

Tanisha_A Oh no! 😥 5mo
batsy @Tanisha_A it all works out in the end 😁 5mo
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arlenefinnigan
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Cinfhen Hello, little Moomin dancer 😁 11mo
Mindyrecycles Love the illustration. ♥️ 11mo
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jenniferw88
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DivineDiana I feel exactly the same way! ❤️ 1y
LittleBug Yes! And the morning is such a beautiful time to spend reading😊 Just before the world awakens and reality has to return... 1y
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arlenefinnigan
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Cinfhen It‘s not???? 1y
arlenefinnigan @Cinfhen I think it's...a little more rural 😉 1y
Mdargusch Perfect real city or not! 1y
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Reviewsbylola 😂😂😂 1y
emilyhaldi Lol, it is now!!! 1y
Meredith3 Whatever works! 1y
Cinfhen 😘😘😘 1y
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arlenefinnigan
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Cathythoughts I love this 💕 1y
arlenefinnigan @Cathythoughts Little My is my spirit animal 1y
Mdargusch Adorable! 1y
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emilyhaldi Cute 😆 1y
merelybookish Lovr Little My! She is the best! 1y
Reviewsbylola She looks demonic! 😂 1y
arlenefinnigan @Reviewsbylola oh there's a well better/more demonic picture than that, give me a minute..... 😉 1y
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arlenefinnigan
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Cinfhen 😂😂 1y
Libby1 What an excellent choice! 😂 1y
Mdargusch Love this! ❤️ 1y
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Meredith3 👍🏻 1y
emilyhaldi More Moomins!!! 👋🏻 1y
Reviewsbylola Ok I really must google moomins. 😂😂 1y
Centique You have to love a Moomin! 👍 1y
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arlenefinnigan
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Love the way you activate your hips and stick your ass out
#HowDoUWantIt #HeatOfJuly @Cinfhen @BarbaraBB

Cinfhen 💕💕 2y
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Bookwomble
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Book haul!! 😃📚❤

vivastory Nice! These look fantastic!! 2y
Bookwomble Publisher, Sort Of Books, have so far released six of the eight Moomin books in these matched hardback editions, which are, indeed, fantastic 😊 A free years ago, they released The Moomins and the Great Flood for the first time in English, together with paperback editions of Jansson's adult stories. 2y
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TrishB
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@arlenefinnigan in Helsinki airport for connecting flight - saw these and thought of you ❤️

merelybookish That's wonderful! 💙💙 2y
batsy How lovely that Helsinki airport has a Moomin spot 😍 2y
arlenefinnigan Awwww! 💙 2y
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LeeRHarry I love Helsinki airport - especially the moomin shop 😊 @batsy (edited) 2y
TrishB @LeeRHarry I didn‘t have any currency so I had to not be tempted!! 2y
GatheringBooks moomin!!!!! lovelovelove!!! 2y
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arlenefinnigan
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TrishB Cool 👍🏻 2y
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arlenefinnigan
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Cinfhen 💚 2y
BarbaraBB Cute! 2y
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GatheringBooks
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#Septembowie Day 20: This bookstore in Bergen (Norli) made my daughter and I go #OhYouPrettyThings - if only we could take the moomin and wild things back home with us in Singapore.

scripturient Awwww, what an awesome Gruffalo! My son would love this. 😁 2y
GatheringBooks @scripturient we were loath to return it, truth be told 2y
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batsy
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In honour of Tove Jansson's birthday (thanks, @arlenefinnigan) here are some life-affirming #quickreads. #AndItsAugust @RealLifeReading

Abailliekaras 💙💙💙 2y
saresmoore The big Moomin book is so striking! We borrowed it from the library and I harboured secret ambitions of keeping it for a while... [Dr. Evil pinkie-thinking emoji] 2y
mcipher I have never read any Moomin books - I really need to remedy that! 2y
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batsy @saresmoore They're lovely editions, aren't they. And there's several volumes to steal from the library, er, I mean, to collect 😇 2y
batsy @mcipher They're delightful! 2y
christineandbooks The Moomin books are wonderful! My kids love them! 2y
batsy @christineandbooks Yes, perfect for all ages 😊 I recently read one of her novels and loved it, look forward to reading the rest. 2y
christineandbooks I've read Finn Family Moomintroll to my son but then, on encouragement of my daughter (now 14) he went and read a bunch more without me! My daughter has a really cute one called Snufkin's Book of Thoughts that's really fun. 2y
christineandbooks And I read The Summer Book too and loved it! 2y
batsy @christineandbooks Oh, that Snufkin book sounds wonderful! I need to look that up 😄 2y
rubyslippersreads I read all the Moomin books my library had when I was a kid. Might be time for a reread. 😀 2y
batsy @rubyslippersreads Always a good time for a Moomin reread ☺️ 2y
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arlenefinnigan
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batsy 💚 2y
RealLifeReading Aww! Good one 2y
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arlenefinnigan
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arlenefinnigan
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Abailliekaras You read my mind! 😉 3y
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Christina__Cox
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#RiotGrams Day 12: "Summer Reads"

I always re-read my Moomin books during this season because they're the perfect summer books!

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I really enjoy the mindset of the Moomins. Even when life gives them lemons they manage to remain positive overall even while worried. Something that I wish I was better at. There's lots of adventure in this one once again (although to find out exactly what you'll have to read it yourself). I continue to be glad that I kept reading these books.

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arlenefinnigan
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batsy Moomin! 💜 3y
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Bambolina_81
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I adore Moomins so we took my daughter to Kew Gardens as they have a Moomin trail to follow over the Easter holiday...I was a bit disappointed in the Moomin experience but the weather was beautiful. I wish there had been some Moomins walking about but there wasn't one!!

Texreader Bummer! 3y
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merelybookish
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I discovered Finnish Tove Jansson and her Moomins with my children. Now she is one of my favourites. So delightful! Such sweet, sad, funny, philosophical stories that children and adults can enjoy. If you are okay with whimsy mixed with a bit of melancholy, then I highly recommend.
#womenintranslation #aprilbookshowers @RealLifeReading

Sace I'm over the moon. My library has this. So want to read it. 3y
I-read-and-eat I used to watch thr cartoon show as a child. I love the moomins 😊 3y
RealLifeReading I should try reading this with my kids one day! 3y
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christineandbooks My daughter loves these books! She's 14 now but still plans to collect the whole set. They are wonderful! 3y
merelybookish @Sace I hope you like them! 3y
merelybookish @I-read-and-eat I should see if I can find it on YouTube! 3y
merelybookish @RealLifeReading Yes, I think you should. 😉 3y
merelybookish @christineandbooks Smart girl! 😃 3y
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arlenefinnigan
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Abailliekaras Love the Moomins! 3y
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rachaich
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I was thrilled to visit the Moomin Adventure at South Bank yesterday. It was amazing. They had recreated parts of the books and had some of Tove's original artwork. On return I decided to re read some of by he books :)

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arlenefinnigan
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#CharactersOnTheNaughtyList #SeasonsReadings2016
Little My is my spirit animal.

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Violarama
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THIS PARK IS SERIOUS.

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mhillis
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My bullet journal and favorite Moomin stationery! #booksandstationery #augustofpages

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