Unlimited [Christian Book] ☆ The Moomins and the Great Flood - by Tove Jansson David McDuff ·

By Tove Jansson David McDuff | Comments: ( 220 ) | Date: ( Oct 23, 2019 )

What sort of thing are you asked the little creature I m a moomintroll, answered Moomintroll, who had had time to feel brave again And this is my mother And so, for the very first time, we meet the young Moomin, Moominmamma and Sniff as they search through forest and flood for long lost Moominpappa, last seen wandering with the Hattifatteners Along the way, in a What sort of thing are you asked the little creature I m a moomintroll, answered Moomintroll, who had had time to feel brave again And this is my mother And so, for the very first time, we meet the young Moomin, Moominmamma and Sniff as they search through forest and flood for long lost Moominpappa, last seen wandering with the Hattifatteners Along the way, in a series of delightful adventures, they encounter Hemulens, stranded kittens and the the blue haired Tulippa.The Moomins and the Great Flood was the original Moomin story, published in Finland in 1945 A rediscovered gem, it offers an extraordinary glimpse into Tove Jansson s unique vision, featuring beautiful sepia watercolours as well as the pen and ink drawings that would become her trademark.


  • Title: The Moomins and the Great Flood
  • Author: Tove Jansson David McDuff
  • ISBN: 9781908745132
  • Page: 418
  • Format: Hardcover

About Author:

Tove Jansson David McDuff

Tove Jansson was born and died in Helsinki, Finland As a Finnish citizen whose mother tongue was Swedish, she was part of the Swedish speaking Finns minority Thus, all her books were originally written in Swedish.Although known first and foremost as an author, Tove Jansson considered her careers as author and painter to be of equal importance Tove Jansson wrote and illustrated her first Moomin book, The Moomins and the Great Flood 1945 , during World War II She said later that the war had depressed her, and she had wanted to write something naive and innocent Besides the Moomin novels and short stories, Tove Jansson also wrote and illustrated four original and highly popular picture books.Jansson s Moomin books have been translated into 33 languages.



Comments The Moomins and the Great Flood

  • Hannah Greendale

    Click here to watch a video review of this book on my channel, From Beginning to Bookend. A playful introduction to the world of moomins, replete with charming illustrations.


  • karen

    i got this wonderful book from connor for my birrrtthhddaaayyy!!!and it is yet another book that is beautiful enough that even had its contents been crappy, i would still love just to hold it and heft it and appreciate the texture and weight of it. it is from a small publisher whose motto is "publish few but wonderful books." see for yourself:sortof/this is the first ever moomin book, published in 1945. it was out of print for forever, then reprinted in 1991, and then re-reprinted in 2012. and n [...]


  • Emily

    On no account should anyone trying Tove Jansson for the first time start with this book, the original Moomin story, published in 1945 and recently translated into English for the very first time. Because of course there's a reason why it was untranslated all these years (and, additionally, out of print in the original Swedish); it's just not that good. The art work is charming, but the story, which is quite short, is just kind of random, helterskelter, and unsatisfying. That being said, it's a m [...]


  • Veronique

    I had heard of Tove Jansson and her Moomins, but that was pretty much the extent of my knowledge. It was therefore a lovely surprise to discover this fairy tale, featuring Moomintroll and Moominmamma in their search for a place to live and their long lost Moominpappa. The writing is simple but not devoid of lyricism. Being a translation, I can but wonder at how the original text feels, and if this is even more pronounced. The story follows a ‘typical’ search with mini adventures punctuating [...]


  • Robert

    I loves me some Moomins!This is the original story, coming in 1945 before the comic strip or the first of the famous novels, Comet in Moominland. It has none of the satire of either of the former but it does have the same bizarre, delightful, magical world of strange creatures and peculiar adventures, featuring everybody's favourite troll family. Speaking of delightful, Jansson's illustrations are as wonderful and playful as you would expect. This edition is an inexpensive fairly large format ha [...]


  • P42

    To było o wiele dziwniejsze niż się spodziewałem, ale traktuję Małe trolle i dużą powódź jako swego rodzaju prequel do uniwersum Muminków :)


  • Manybooks

    When I was a child and read Tove Jansson's evocative and adventurous tale of how a comet threatens the Moomins and their valley (Comet in Moominland, although I actually read it in German), I was rather annoyed and frustrated with and by the fact that while there were all these textual allusions and hints at the beginning of Comet in Moominland of there having previously been a massive flooding, the novel where this so-called Great Flood occurs had never been translated from its original Swedish [...]


  • Hilary

    We loved reading this first moomin book again. Lovely to see the first tentative drawings of the moomins. We were really shocked how this book must have hugely influenced Roald Dahl, this story pre dates charlie and the chocolate factory but has too many similarities to be a coincidence.


  • Bam

    #2016-aty-reading-challenge-week-30: A fairytale from a culture other than your own.The first of the Moomin fairytales by the Scandinavian author, Tove Jansson, is quite charming. Moomintroll and his mama set off on an odyssey to find a nice sunny place where they can build a house. Along the way, they make new friends, face dangers and reunite with Moominpappa. A timeless children's classic.


  • Soulmuser

    Awww, I hadn't even known of the existence of Moomins until yesterday. These are short, delightful reads - I wish mine was an illustrated one, though!


  • Michael

    I remember Moomintroll from TV adaptations and Jackanory readings from when I was a child, but I've never read any of Jansson's Moomin stories until now. I liked it!The story has its interesting points, but what makes this book for me are Jansson's illustrations - very strange, phantasmagorical and other-worldly.The slim story is a series of episodes in the journey made by Moomintroll and Moominmamma, searching for the missing Moominpappa who, for no good reason that I can discern, has left his [...]


  • evelina

    As someone who grew up in Sweden, the Moomins have always been a part of my childhood. I watched the TV series with my parents because they were a bit too scary sometimes. I went to the library to borrow the computer games and sat in our closet, building ice castles with Moomin. I ate my cereal with a moomin-spoon, actually I still do. Even my wallet has Moomins on it. But I realised that I never read the books, therefore I decided that I should read them. This is the first in the series and it' [...]


  • Girl with her Head in a Book

    For my full review: girlwithherheadinabook/22017 has been the year of my Moomins Renaissance , inspired in no small part by my visit to the exhibition in the Southbank Centre which really helped to put the background mythology of the series into context.  Like all of the best literature written for children, it can be just as easily enjoyed by adults.  As long as you can actually get hold of it of course - despite being the first story written, The Moomins and the Great Flood was not transla [...]


  • Antonomasia

    Read now because of the blog event Women in Translation Month.I don't really know Moomin characters like many of you do: I didn't see a Moomin book until the age of 7 or 8 (and remember realising these were the Moomin things some of the other kids had been talking about) By then, they looked a bit 'babyish'. I read the then-available books very quickly and often once only. So reading this - recently translated to English for the first time - I had little to no idea of how different the character [...]


  • Katja

    Despite being a massive Moonin fan when I was a kid, for some reason I never ended up reading the books. I'm trying to fix that now. And what's a better start than the first Moomin book ever?The Moomins and the Great Flood is a short story of Moomintroll and Moominmamma searching for Moominpappa, who's gone off adventuring with Hattifatteners. Along their journey, Moomintroll and Moominmamma meet curious creatures and persons, and find themselves in scary as well as in peculiar places. Tove's dr [...]


  • A.E. Shaw

    I know I tried to read the Moomin stories when I was little, but something about them felt very bleak, and very scary, and I just couldn't. And then the TV series really gave me the fear. It wasn't until I went and spent a considerable amount of time in Finland and Sweden that I thought I ought to give them another go, for they are so very beloved, even by my nearest and dearest, and still I'd refused to read them. So, after watching the lovely, lovely BBC4 documentary about Tove Jansson the oth [...]


  • Stephen Curran

    Aside from hazy memories of the animations being on television when I was a child, I am a new arrival in Moominland. I read elsewhere that even though The Moomins and the Great Flood is the first book in the series, it is not recommended as an introduction: the main characters arriving fully formed later on. This was the first story to be written but the last to be translated into English. Nevertheless, I was won over.Given that it was written in 1945, it is perhaps unsurprising that it is a tal [...]


  • Nicole

    Delightful, charmingly illustrated little story. The first time I was introduced to Moomins was by a uni friend only about 5 years ago. I watched one episode and thought it was bizarre, a little scary and intriguing. After that brief introduction, I thought I'd look into this Moomins fairytale and I can't help but feel a little sad that Moomins were not part of my childhood. Like a Scandinavian Miyazaki, Tove Jansson's Moomin characters and world feel both real and fanciful. Though simple in sty [...]


  • Krista Baetiong Tungol

    This tells the great adventure of two Moomins, Moominmamma and her child Moomintroll, as they search for Moominpappa and a warm place to build their home. They meet new friends, small creature and Tulippa, who decide to come with them on their journey and help carry out daring exploits at the heart of a great flood.This is a very creative and enjoyable children’s story, even stirring a few memories of my own whimsical juvenile adventures. Too bad I haven’t heard of the Moomins when I was a k [...]


  • Sem

    Exquisite in every way - the feel of it in my hands, the illustrations (pen and ink as well as beautiful sepia washes), the slender and rather endearing noses of these early versions of Moominmamma and Moomintroll, the quest for Moominpappa, the endpapers, the design. Also a steal at half the cover price.


  • Zoe

    I absolutely love Moomin since I was a child and decided to re-read the books. This brought back so many memories and I thoroughly enjoyed this quick read!


  • Przemysław Garczyński (3telnik.pl)

    Wreszcie wiem, skąd się wziął Ryjek :D


  • Tuatara

    Ihan soma kirja, jossa oli monenlaisia mielikuvituksellisia juttuja. Valotti muumien alkuperää kivasti.


  • Robert Beveridge

    Tove Jansson, The Moomins and the Great Flood (Schildts, 1945)I find it astounding that The Moomins and the Great Flood, the first tale in one of the most beloved series of kids' books in the entire world, has only ever been published in English once, in a small run, by a Finnish publisher. (As far as I know, the rest of the Moomin books have not been out of print in America in my lifetime.) Copies of it are quite dear on this side of the pond, so a Finnish friend took pity on me for Christmas l [...]


  • Jani

    Like most moomin books even the first ever written by Tove Jansson, Muumit ja suuri tuhotulva, is fantastic adventure with surprisingly serious undertones. The tale of Moomintroll and his mother searching for their lost father is a ride from one fun event to another, but it also hides allegorical nature connected to the time it was written in.The second world war is not known for the art that was produced during it. However, when Jansson found she had hard time making visual arts, she turned to [...]


  • Maarit

    To this day I've never read any of Tove's Moomin books despite the fact that I've read some of her adult novels before. So I decided to start from the logical order with these, that is the first ever Moomin book published originally in Swedish in 1945 and translated into Finnish as late as 1991 after all the other Moomin books. And maybe there's reason to that as well, because I feel that this story isn't in the level where Moomins rose later. The first feeling I had after finishing the book was [...]


  • Si Barron

    When I first read the moomin books as a child I assumed that Finn Family Moomintroll was the first in the series. I then realised that Comet actually introduced the main characters. But I was confused by the reference to a flood and wondered if this referred to the flood in Moominsummer Madness which actually comes later. Well, the flood alluded to in Comet in fact occurs in this book which has only just been published in UK. It looks gorgeous and is very well produced but is somewhat slight and [...]


  • Mathew

    Tove Jansson's first novel for children, published in '45 carries with it the sense of tension and foreboding that she herself felt at the dawn of war. Moominmamma and Moomintroll enter the dark wood in the hope of finding a new home and some sunlight. Their journey takes them to some magical places where they meet some wonderfully original and vivid creatures until they hear word that Moomintroll's father, who had gone missing, may be close by. This story powerfully evokes a sense of danger and [...]


  • Vanda

    Samotný začátek příběhů o muminkovi, ve kterém se seznamujeme nejen s ním a jeho maminkou, ale i "zvířátkem", ze kterého se v dalších dílech vyklube Čenich. Hned první kapitola je pro autorku typicky magická i trošičku zvráceně humorná zároveň, napínavé putování nebezpečnou bažinou dokonale vtáhnou každé dítě i dospělého. Je to takový krátký úvod do celé série, ale bez ohledu na délku (respektive "krátkost") je to výborné vylíčení oné cesty za [...]


  • Julie Bettina

    Wow, this was how the Moomin trolls came to be, back in 1939!The illustrations are super cute despite the fact that the Moomins' mouths are just wrong, and I like the random events that Moomin and his mother find themselves in. We already see what turned into Sniff, and of course we end up in their house in the valley. So delightful!


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