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The Summer Book

The Summer Book

by Tove Jansson
Paperback
Publication Date: 29/05/2003
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The Summer Book is a fresh, vivid and magical novel about seemingly endless summers of discovery. An elderly artist and her six year old granddaughter while away the summer together, on a tiny island in the Gulf of Finland, their solitude disturbed only by migrating birds, sudden storms and an occasional passing boat. Gradually, the two learn to adjust to each other's fears, foibles and yearnings for independence, and a fierce yet understated love emerges - one that engulfs not only the summer inhabitants, but the very island itself. Tove Jansson writes with a special toughness, and with a quiet, dry sense of humour, about a small girl and her grandmother, who as kindred spirits share the long days together.
ISBN:
9780954221713
9780954221713
Category:
Contemporary fiction
Format:
Paperback
Publication Date:
29-05-2003
Publisher:
Sort of Books
Country of origin:
United Kingdom
Pages:
176
Dimensions (mm):
198x130x15mm
Weight:
0.2kg
Tove Jansson

The Finnish artist and author Tove Jansson (1914-2001) wrote and illustrated her first Moomin story, The Moomins and the Great Flood, in 1945 as a form of escape from the dark shadows of war.

By 1962, when Tales From Moominvalley was published her books had become world famous. The eight Moomin titles would be translated into over fifty languages and remain in print for the next six decades.

Tove Jansson lived in Helsinki and a tiny island in the Gulf of Finland which she shared with her life partner, the graphic artist, Tuulikki Pietila.

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