Moominvalley in November

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Author: Tove Jansson

Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux (BYR)

ISBN: 1466871644

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 176

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Tove Jansson's Moomin characters and books are admired the world over. In the United States the series beginning with Finn Family Moomintroll (first published in English in 1945) has accumulated generations of fans. Since Farrar, Straus and Giroux began reissuing the books in 1989, grateful readers old and new have been thrilled to have the stories available again. At last the final installment is being published – oddly, the only book that features none of the Moomin family themselves, though it does take place at their house. There familiar characters converge – Snufkin, the Hemulen, Fillyjonk, and others – seeking out the Moomins' welcoming company, only to find them absent. All remain at the house, all have very different personalities that clash often, but something about their homey cohabitation during the icy winter changes each visitor in a gratifying way. As The Times Literary Supplement put it, Moominvalley in November is "possibly the cleverest of the Moomin books."

Moominvalley in November

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Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780380007639

Category: Autumn

Page: 175

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Winter's approach brings six friends together in Moominvalley where, in the Moomins' absence, they must visit with each other.

Children's Books and Their Creators

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Author: Anita Silvey

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

ISBN: 9780395653807

Category: Reference

Page: 800

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Features autobiographical vignettes by popular children's authors and offers more than eight hundred short articles covering every aspect of children's books, their themes, and their creators

Moominsummer Madness

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Author: Tove Jansson,Thomas Warburton

Publisher: Macmillan

ISBN: 0312608918

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 176

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A flood hits Moomin Valley and triggers a series of adventures for the Moomins.

Tove Jansson

Work and Love

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Author: Tuula Karjalainen

Publisher: Penguin UK

ISBN: 1846148499

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 300

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The definitive illustrated biography of one of the most unique and beloved children's authors of the 20th century, the creator of the Moomins. Tove Jansson (1914-2001) led a long, colourful and productive life, impacting significantly the political, social and cultural history of 20th-century Finland. And while millions of children have grown up with Little My, Snufkin, Moomintroll and the many creatures of Moominvalley, the life of Jansson - daughter, friend and companion - is more touching still. This book weaves together the myriad qualities of a painter, author, illustrator, scriptwriter and lyricist from fraught beginnings through fame, war and heartbreak and ultimately to a peaceful end.

Queer Heroes

Meet 53 LGBTQ Heroes From Past and Present!

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Author: Arabelle Sicardi

Publisher: Wide Eyed Editions

ISBN: 1786034875

Category: Young Adult Nonfiction

Page: 64

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This beautiful, bold book celebrates the achievements of LGBTQ+ people through history and from around the world – featuring dynamic full-colour portraits of a diverse selection of 53 inspirational role models accompanied by short biographies that focus on their incredible successes. From Freddie Mercury’s contribution to music and Leonardo da Vinci’s Mona Lisa to James Baldwin’s bestselling essays and more, discover tales of courage, triumph and determination. Published to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Stonewall Uprising, this extraordinary book shows children that anything is possible. Discover the inspiring stories of these LGBT artists, writers, innovators, athletes, and activists who have made great contributions to culture, from ancient times to present day: Freddie Mercury, Sappho, Audre Lorde, Manvendra Singh Gohil, Frida Kahlo, Emma Gonzalez, James Baldwin, Leonardo da Vinci, Alexander Wang, Subhi Nahas, Tove Jansson, Alan Turing, Michelangelo, Martina Navratilova, Sia, Tim Cook, Pedro Almodovar, Virginia Woolf, Tchaikovsky, Vikram Seth, Yotam Ottolenghi, Johanna Sigurðardóttir, Marsha Johnson, Sylvia Rivera, David Bowie, Kasha Nabagsera, Lili Elbe, Matthew Bourne, Alvin Ailey, Harvey Milk, Willem Arondeus, Nergis Mavalvala, Rufus Wainwright, Marlene Dietrich, Larry Kramer, Didier Lestrade, Nabuko Yoshiya, Bayard Rustin, Claire Harvey, Barbara Jordan, Josephine Baker, k.d. lang, Kristen Stewart, Jazz Jennings, Elio di Rupo, Oscar Wilde, Harish Iyer, Khalid Abdel-Hadi, Lana and Lilly Wachowski, Ellen DeGeneres, and Portia de Rossi.