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When the Moomins family is flooded out of its home, the Moomins set about finding themselves a new one. And being resourceful little creatures, they soon find a very original one, a floating theatre!...

Title : moominsummer madness
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ISBN : 3397835
Format Type : Paperback
Number of Pages : 144 Pages
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moominsummer madness Reviews

  • Katie
    2019-03-06 09:52

    When life gives you lemons, find an abandoned floating theater and make your absurdist masterpiece.

  • Miriam
    2019-03-06 15:30

    Tove Jansson is really kind of amazing. This is only the second books of hers I've read, the other being The Summer Book. I was impressed then by the subtlety of her writing and her nuanced depiction of complex, contradictory human beings, but I wasn't entirely surprised -- it was an adult book, written about people Jansson knew well personally. I was not expecting a short children's book about cute made up creatures to display the same level of insights into human nature and behavior. But it totally does. It's not heavy-handed; if you're a small child mostly interested in the fun adventures of Moomins you can totally read it just for that. You won't be slapped in the face by the fact that people are sometimes needless cruel, or unhappy for no good reason, misunderstand one another, hate themselves... But they do. They do. Even if they are cuddly trolls.

  • Stephen Curran
    2019-03-19 11:50

    Take all the self help manuals and holy books in the world, chuck them off a cliff, and replace them with this. The Moomins hold the key to a happy life. Volcanos? Great floods? Natural devastation? Separated families? To the Groke with them! Let's all light a lamp and have some marmalade with our tea!

  • Lena
    2019-02-20 08:34

    Underbart att höra Tove Jansson själv läsa!

  • Vea
    2019-02-20 08:35

    Mieleen muistui selkeästi muumijakso, jonka olen nähnyt lapsena.Pidin paljon, muumikirjat selvästi osaavat lumota iästä riippumatta.

  • Laura
    2019-03-05 13:45

    Ei ehkä lempimuumikirjani, mutta tykkäsin kuitenkin.

  • Vít Kotačka
    2019-02-24 08:51

    Tohle léto bylo skutečně bláznivé. Považte - výbuch sopky, zaplavené Muminí údolí, rodina žije v plovoucím divadle přineseném povodní a Muminek ve vězení! A nikdo nedokáže čelit těmto katastrofám s větším klidem, než Muminkova maminka. I ty největší protivy pozve ke stolu a pohostí je tím, co zrovna má.Ačkoliv výše zmíněné nepřízně osudu uvrhnou celé Muminí údolí do chaosu, není to truchlivý příběh, ba naopak - je to snad nejsrandovnější Muminí kniha, která si nezadá s bláznivýma francouzskýma komediema.Je legrační číst o tom, jak Muminí rodina postupně poznává, že nežije (či spíše nepluje) v opuštěném domě, ale divadle, k čemu slouží opona, propriety, kostýmy a nápovědní budka. A jak se tatínek rozhodne napsat divadelní hru a prožívá tvůrčí muka hodná umělce.Vážnější tón získává příběh se Sňupálkem. Ten, známý to anarchista, nesnášející zákazy, zdemoluje park - strhá všechny restriktivní cedule a nasadí v parku Hatifnaty. Následkem toho je ovšem neprávem obviněn a uvězněn Muminek se slečnou Ferkou.Finále je potom spektakulární. Končí premiérou tatínkovi hry a obecenstvo je nadšeno. Ale není to proto, že by hra běžela podle scénáře :-)------------Recenze Kometa ★★★★Recenze Čarodějův kolobouk (TBD) ★★★★★Recenze Tatínek píše paměti ★★★Recenze Čarovná zima (TBD) ★★★★Recenze Tatínek a moře ★★★★

  • Laura
    2019-03-16 13:28

    I've liked all Moomin books this far, but somehow this one appealed to me even more than usual. The writing style and the atmosphere of the story are exactly as magical as they should be on a Midsummer night, and despite the rather absurd and adventurous happenings the book left me with a very peaceful mood. There's almost something Shakespearean in this, even though there are no fairies. The play within the story is hilarious, and the whole theatre thing just made me laugh so much. I also fangirl Snufkin and this book shows some sides of his personality very well.

  • Deborah O'Carroll
    2019-02-26 16:47

    Ack, I love it! *huggles book* Snufkin is my FAVORITE EVER! <3 He's so awesome and just the best! And what he did about the signs . . . and his twenty-four little woodies -- GAAHH SO CUUUUTE!!! <3 I about died from the adorableness and awesomeness of this. Also, I love Little My. She's hilarious. XD All in all, great little book! <3

  • ดินสอ สีไม้
    2019-02-27 15:51

    น่ารักและสนุกดีอ่านได้เพลินๆ โดยที่ไม่รู้สึกเบื่อหรือเสียดายเวลาแต่ถ้าไม่ได้อ่าน ชีวิตก็ไม่ได้รู้สึกว่าขาดอะไรไปนะแต่ถ้าย้อนวัยกลับไปเมื่อตอนสิบขวบต้นๆเราว่าเราน่าจะต้องหลงรักมูมินแน่ๆมันมีเสน่ห์สำหรับเด็กๆตื่นเต้นเล็กน้อย แต่ยังฟีลกู๊ดไม่มีอะไรน่าหวาดเสียว รุนแรงตัวละครน่ารัก เล่าเรื่องน่าฉงานฉงาย ชวนติดตาม

  • Stephanie
    2019-03-09 14:44

    Such a lovely positive read!

  • Aino
    2019-03-08 14:57


  • Drew
    2019-02-28 12:56

    I love these stories. They're ostensibly for children, but there's so much deep wisdom in these books that an adult mind will relish them. As I have been doing.The book kicks off with the eruption of a volcano which causes a tsunami which floods Moominvalley, swamping the Moomin house up to the second floor. The reaction by the Moomins and their friends is one of resigned whimsy. Why not cut a hole in the floor in order to look down into the kitchen from above and see what it looks like underwater? Because of course.When a theater floats by on the flood, all the characters take shelter in it, not really knowing what a theater is or what it's for. The explanation by the theater's lone inhabitant seems to sum up the theme of the book:"A theatre is the most important sort of house in the world, because that's where people are shown what they could be if they wanted, and what they'd like to be if they dared to and what they really are.""A reformatory!" said Moominmamma, astonished.The first half of the book seems imbued with sadness -- the (temporary) loss of a home, displacement (physically and emotionally) from family, the bitterness of the elderly stage rat.The theater becomes a place of exploration (outwardly as it literally floats down the river, but inwardly as characters explore the rooms of the theater, and ultimately themselves).The story spins off in all directions, stranding a pair of characters along the way, picking up some new ones, and looking in on frequent wanderer Snufkin on his return trip to the valley, causing anarchic mischief along the way. (Snufkin's personal war with authoritarian park keepers is a highlight.)I started out the book feeling unsatisfied with the turns of the plot. Perhaps I was simply feeling the dissatisfaction and unease of the characters themselves stuck in an uncertain situation. But by the end of the book, all the elements are woven together as the theater-bound characters decide to put on a play that turns into a comic fiasco. Ultimately, the book is just as satisfying as the rest of this series has been. Highly recommended.On the downside: Sniff is not in this book, and there is no explanation for it. What happened to Sniff?!

  • Dane Martin
    2019-03-18 08:36

    This book seems like it was written by an angel. I love the Moomin comic strip, as reprinted by Drawn and Quarterly, but I was not prepared for a dense, epic, beautiful journey that I was given here. This is as close as we're going to get to the world where Dr. Seuss wrote a novel. What a great thing this is.

  • Fabio Pontiggia
    2019-02-28 16:47

    Mattinata calda e afosa, come rimediare? Con i Mumin alle prese con un'inondazione, no?Tornano gli spensierati troll Mumin nati dalla penna ( e dal pennello ) di Tove Jansson, alle prese con eruzioni e inondazioni che li obbligano ad abbandonare l'adorata casa per approdare, è il caso di dirlo, in un teatro galleggiante. Li accompagna un'allegra ed eterogenea comitiva di troll: Mimla e la cattivissima sorellina Mi, la perennemente depressa Misa, il filosofico Spinetto. Naturalmente, non possono mancare gli Emuli! Rinfrescante."Un Teatro non è né il vostro salotto né un molo. Un Teatro è l'istituzione più importante del mondo, perché dimostra alla gente come potrebbe essere, come desidera essere anche se non osa diventarlo, e com'è in realtà"."Un riformatorio, allora!" esclamò spaventata Mamma Mumin.Ah, i libri che si finge di leggere per i nipoti! Io comunque i Mumin li avevo conosciuti tramite i Linus dei fratelli maggiori ( bei tempi, con Doonesbury, Bloom County e compagnia ).Non manca neppure l'adeguata colonna sonora, gentilmente fornita dagli svedesi progster Ritual

  • Mira
    2019-03-18 11:45

    One of my all time favorites, and perhaps my favorite Moomin book altogether. It is magical, filled with comforting wisdom about life and how to deal when a crisis hits. Moominmamma is the greatest character of all times, I just freaking love her.

  • Caroline
    2019-03-03 08:41

    This endeared the Moomins (and their friends) to me much more than I anticipated. Things happen, as if in a dream, where the valley floods... and Moominmama is worried about breakfast and coffee. They float around on their house until it starts to sink and they move to another floating house.It's endearing and I love everyone's attitudes of going with the flow and not worrying too much about things because they'll all work out. It's reminiscent of Pippi, and I'm really getting a feel for Swedish (or Swedish Finn) attitudes and I love them.

  • Jeremy Burrows
    2019-03-18 16:45

    I listened to the audio book.

  • Vasha7
    2019-03-03 08:52

    Among warm and comforting books for children, this has to be one of the warmest. It takes its character from Moominmamma, who greets every new event (however seemingly problematic) as a delightful experience; for instance, when a rising sea floods her house, she's charmed by how unfamiliar the kitchen looks seen underwater from the ceiling. Furthermore, she has a supreme lack of worry, saying, "Only bad people fare badly." This faith is of course entirely justified in this book's world; in fact, even the house and garden are just as good as ever after being under the sea for weeks. Moominmamma has a non-constraining, patient, and generous approach to child-raising that manages to almost never use the word "no". That seems to be Jansson's main underlying theme in all these books -- demonstrating how children around the Moomin family develop in moral sense and responsibility as if everything's their own idea. (Contrast with Little My's older sister, who constantly admonishes and threatens her, which has very little effect. Little My loves her sister, but might not turn out well if the Moomin house wasn't her second home. Worse are the regulated-down-to-the-last-square-flowerbed homes provided by Hemulens, both here and in Moominpappa's Memoirs, where everything is "strictly forbidden", and children are silent, passive, and miserable.)I was glad to see, though, that there's a hint of an own personality to Moominmamma, beyond being the perfect mother. She does have dreams and pleasures; indeed, it seems that letting children lead their own lives gives her space (mental, emotional, even physical) for dreaming, even though she's pretty busy feeding, clothing and emotionally supporting them.

  • Karl Orbell
    2019-02-21 10:47

    Half way through the Moomin series. Another pleasant little adventure, if a tad weird. The Moomin family et al are flooded out by some volcano activity and take to the seas, somehow catching a lift in an adrift theatre. Certain family members get lost and go bobbing about elsewhere and, well, the usual weirdness ensues.Snufkin wasn't in this until over half way through, though he does have a memorable criminal encounter with the despicable park keepers and has to hone his parenting skills, and try and control Little My too - that was good. :-)

  • Carmyn
    2019-02-17 12:50

    I just love this book. It's a fine juxtaposition to be reading two Scandinavian authors at once... Jansson of Moomin fame and Stieg Larsson, who wrote the Girl with the Dragon Tattoo. They are quite opposite and both fascinating in their own right.I find the Moomins charming, funny, and always surprising. If you've never read them and enjoy a good children's story (along the lines of Winnie the Pooh with the wit of Pippi Longstocking) then you might enjoy these wacky and wonderful books.

  • Tuomas Saloranta
    2019-03-12 16:47

    Nokkelasti rakennettu tarina kaikkine eri käänteineen ja näkökulmineen. Keskeiset hahmot ovat saaneet mukavasti syvyyttä persoonaansa, ja uusia jänniä tyyppejä riittää myös, vaikka näin lyhyessä mitassa osa suuresta hahmogalleriasta harmillisesti jää hieman sivuun etenkin kerronnan jakautuessa useampaan eri juonilinjaan. Miskasta ja Homssusta olisi mieluusti kuullut enemmänkin.

  • Mia
    2019-02-22 12:50

    I read the Moomin books for the first time when I was about eight, and eighteen years later, I love them more than ever. These stories are sweet and silly, but they also explore existentialism and melancholy, and Jansson's prose is so good! Looking back, I really think she was one of my first writing teachers. And she saved me from seeing everything literally.

  • Julie Bettina
    2019-03-13 15:51

    How lovely to read about the Moomin family again!I realised while reading this that I've watched the anime A LOT, as I was hearing the characters' voices in my head all the time. Such a nice and cozy evening read!

  • Les
    2019-03-03 13:46

    Wonderful. Few things are more fun to read with my kids than the Moomins. Tove Jansson is one of a kind.

  • Bistra Ivanova
    2019-02-20 09:40

    това ще ми четат в леглото в близките месеци :-)засега е супер! *** ами както обикновено - мила и сладка книжчица, която разсмива, натъжава, замисля и създава детски уют в сърцето

  • Qt
    2019-02-24 11:30

    I really like the Moomin books, and found this one as delightful and charming as the others I've read. A fun summer read!

  • Nelly
    2019-03-17 13:42

    Så söt!

  • Siri Wohrne
    2019-03-09 13:54

    Mycket rolig och charmig, mysig och underhållande!! :D Boken hade också sina stunder av spänning!♥

  • Matti
    2019-02-19 12:55

    Herkullisia hahmoja, mielikuvitusta villitseviä tilanteita, vaaraa, laittomuuksia, korkeakulttuuria, välittämistä, huumoria, öistä vandalismia, luonnonkatastrofeja, ihmissuhteita, psykologiaa, filosofiaa, pakomatka ja selviytymistä kriisitilanteissa. Kaikkea tätä yksissä kansissa. Vaikeitakin persoonallisuuksia käsitellään lämpimästi ja ymmärtäen. Tässä on pariin muuhun muumikirjaan verrattuna yhtenäisempi ja selkeämpi juoni. Monen hahmon tarinaa kuljetetaan tahoillaan ja lankoja solmitaan lopussa yhteen. Tarinassa on paljon aineksia ja niistä osataan ottaa tehot irti juuri oikealla tempolla. Kukapa ei olisi joskus miettinyt tulvaa? Kuka ei haluaisi nukkua yhtä yötä puussa? Kuka ei haluaisi olla mukana teatteriesityksessä? Kuka ei tahtoisi kapinoida liian tiukkoja ja turhantärkeitä auktoriteetteja vastaan? Kukapa ei tahtoisi nähdä ihmisten vapautuvan ahtaista rooleistaan ja löytävän jotain uutta ja keinon ilmaista itseään?Kuvitus on viivan juhlaa. Hieno teos, kertakaikkiaan.