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Tove Jansson’s memoirs of her early years, filled with joy, exuberance, and the satisfaction of being—with an abundance of photographic illustrations.
The excitement of being alive and savoring the good things that are life pervades all the writing of Tove Jansson. The beloved nine volumes of her Moomintroll chronicles for younger readers, her two adult novels, The Summer Book and Sun City; and her internationally known paintings and drawings reveal this delight in existence. In her memoirs of her very early years she shares the pleasures of growing up with a happy, freedom-loving family and with nature in Finland. It is a childhood memory that speaks to people everywhere.
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Tove Jansson's memoirs of her early years, filled with joy, exuberance, and the satisfaction of being alive
The excitement of being alive and savoring the good things in life pervades the writing of Tove Jansson. The beloved nine volumes of her Moomintroll chronicles for younger readers, her two adult novels, The Summer Book and Sun City, and her internationally known paintings and drawings reveal this delight. In these memoirs of her very early years, richly illustrated with personal photographs, Jansson shares the pleasures of experiencing nature in Finland and growing up with a happy, freedom-loving family. It is an account of childhood that speaks to readers everywhere.About the Author:
Tove Jansson (1914-2001) was born in Helsinki, and was an illustrator and political cartoonist for the left-leaning, anti-Fascist magazine Garm. She created a long-running comic strip and a series of children's books featuring the much-loved hippopotamus-like character, Moomintroll. She is also the author of eleven novels and short-story collections for adults, including The Summer Book and The True Deceiver. In 1994, she was awarded the Prize of the Swedish Academy.
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Book Description Avon. Condition: Good. . Seller Inventory # L19E-00150
Book Description Avon, 1976. Paperback. Condition: Good. Ships with Tracking Number! INTERNATIONAL WORLDWIDE Shipping available. May not contain Access Codes or Supplements. May be ex-library. Shipping & Handling by region. Buy with confidence, excellent customer service!. Seller Inventory # 0380007517
Book Description Avon. Condition: Good. . Light rubbing on the cover. Name written on the inside of the front cover. Seller Inventory # s1078-1633563
Book Description Avon. PAPERBACK. Condition: Good. 0380007517 Good; Softcover; 1976, Avon Publishing; Light-to-moderate shelfwear to covers with age-yellowing around edges and spine; Tiny crease to top right corner of front cover and first half of text pages; Pages clean & unmarked; Good binding with straight spine; Black covers with sculptural photos & title in green lettering; 192 pages; "Sculptors Daughter," by Tove Jansson, et al. Seller Inventory # SKU-17405805203
Book Description Avon Books,, NY:, 1976. Paperback. Condition: Very Good. Translated by Kingsley Hart. Black and white photographs. First American printing (paperback). Publisher's press release laid in. Light shelf wear and aging, else very good in pictorial wraps. ; 192 pages. Seller Inventory # 64083