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Moomin's Desert Island

Tove Jansson

IN STORES OCTOBER 2013: The Moomins picnic with their ancestors, a pair of pirates, and, best of all, Mymble

Another classic Moomin story reworked in full color, with a kid-proof but kid-friendly size, price, and format.

After a disastrous helicopter ride through a thunderstorm, the entire Moomin family is stranded on a desert island—the very island their ancestors came from! They make the best of it, hunting for their supper, exploring mysterious tunnels, and salvaging items from a wrecked pirate ship (including the Mymble!), but their ancestors don’t let them live in peace and quiet for too long. Soon the whole island will have to deal with the explosive consequences of their ancestors’ misbehavior.
Tove Jansson’s flawless cartooning is brought to life in a whole new way within these pages. A delight for the whole family!

October / $9.95 / 8 x 6.5 / 48 pages / full color / flexicover (pb)


ISBN: 9781770461345

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Moomin and the Golden Tail

Tove Jansson

Moomin’s tail gets its fifteen minutes of fame

Another classic Moomin story reworked in full color, with a kid-proof but kid-friendly size, price, and format.

One day Moomin notices that his tail seems to be thinning. Worried that Snorkmaiden will no longer love him if his tail goes bald, he consults the family doctor and several tail specialists, and even gets an X-ray. Nothing helps! Finally Moominmamma cooks up a magic potion, and it works like a charm, but now Moomin’s lustrous new tail is, well, solid gold! Moomin becomes the toast of society, and the target of numerous journalists and money-making schemes. Moomin and the Golden Tail takes a long hard look at the consequences of fame.
Tove Jansson’s flawless cartooning is brought to life in a whole new way within these pages. A delight for the whole family!


October / $9.95 / 8 x 6.5 / 56 pages / full color / flexicover (pb)

ISBN: 9781770461338

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Who Will Comfort Toffle?

Tove Jansson

'Who Will Comfort Toffle?' is the timeless, magical tale of the wistful wallflower, Toffle -- too shy to speak to anyone and too fearful of the world he is watching from afar. Lonely and sad, Toffle runs away from home and watches the magical cast of Moominvalley -- Mymble, My, Snufkin, the merry whompses and the Fillyjonk -- celebrate and enjoy life. His insecurity continues to only serve his isolation until he has the courage to overcome his fears by reaching out to another frightened introvert, the mesmerizing Miffle. 'Who Will Comfort Toffle?' is an endearing, introspective story that will speak to readers of all ages who have only needed a friend to pull them out of their shell.
Joining Drawn & Quarterly's archival series of 'Moomin The Complete Tove Jansson Comic Strip', 'Moomin, Mymble and Little My' and the Moomintroll chapter books is the glorious reprinting of the Tove Jansson classic children's book 'Who Will Comfort Toffle?' with a loving translation by British poet Sophie Hannah.


Hardcover, 7.75 x 10 inches, color, 32 pages

ISBN: 9781770460171

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The Book About Moomin, Mymble and Little My

Tove Jansson

Fall 2009

In a delightful, curious game of what comes next, Moomintroll travels through the woods to get home with milk for Moominmamma. A simple trip turns into a colorful adventure as Moomintroll meets Mymble who has lost her sister Little My. Along the way, they endue the hijinks of all the charming characters of the Moomin world including the Fillijonks and Hattifatteners. Will Moomin ever make it home safe and sound? A beautiful and boisterous story by internationally acclaimed children's author Tove Jansson, this picture book is sure to tickle the fancies of parents and kids as well as Moomintroll fans everywhere. everywhere!

Hardcover, Colour, 20 pages, 8.2 x 11.25 inches

ISBN: 9781897299951

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Moomin and The Sea

Tove Jansson

IN STORES JUNE 2013

THE MOOMIN FAMILY MOVES TO A REMOTE ISLAND FOR THE SAKE OF ART

Another classic Moomin story reworked in full color, with a kid-proof but kid-friendly size, price, and format.

Moominpappa has committed to writing a Great Novel About the Sea, and so the whole family moves to a desolate island where Moominpappa becomes the lighthouse keeper. It soon becomes apparent that there are a few problems with the island: it’s haunted, there’s nowhere to enjoy a good cup of tea, and the rat family living in the transistor radio has strictly forbidden the Moomins from using the radio until the children have all grown up and moved out. Determined, the Moomins set about planting a rose garden, painting the beacon cheery colors, and finding other ways to make the lonely place their own. In the end though, is a bleak lighthouse any place for a Moomin?

Tove Jansson’s flawless cartooning is brought to life in a whole new way within these pages. A delight for the whole family!

Flexicover, 8.5” x 6”, 40 pages, full color


ISBN: 9781770461239

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Moomin and The Comet

Tove Jansson

IN STORES JUNE 2013

HOW WILL THE BELOVED RESIDENTS OF MOOMINVALLEY SURVIVE A COMET?

Another classic Moomin story reworked in full color, with a kid-proof but kid-friendly size, price, and format.

It’s getting hotter and hotter in Moominvalley, and all the creatures have taken note of the troubling weather. After a mysterious cloud appears in the sky one day, an exodus begins. The Hattifatteners, the Nibling, Mrs. Fillyjonk (and all her children), and even Mymble pack up to leave the valley. When they realize the mysterious cloud is a comet headed straight for Moominhouse, Moomin, Little My, and Snorkmaiden decide to depart their home too. As the clock ticks down, and the comet nears Moominvalley, the plot thickens. Between a tidal wave and a comet-struck Moomin, the end does seem nigh, but the day may yet be saved.

Tove Jansson’s flawless cartooning is brought to life in a whole new way within these pages. A delight for the whole family!

Flexicover, 8.5” x 6”, 40 pages, full color


ISBN: 9781770461222

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Moomin Builds A House

Tove Jansson

THE TOVE JANSSON CLASSIC NOW REFORMATTED FOR KIDS, IN SOFTCOVER!

After Mymble’s family comes to visit the Moomins, her littlest and most badly behaved sister, Little My, is left behind. She promises to behave if she is given Moomin’s bedroom; Moomin, tired of being forced out of his room, decides to build a house where all the rooms will belong to him. With Little My helping out, things are sure to go awry, but in the end, Moomin’s house-building misadventures teach him the value of a home.

Flexicover, 8"x 6.5", Full-Color

ISBN: 9781770461086

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Moomin Falls In Love

Tove Jansson

THE TOVE JANSSON CLASSIC NOW REFORMATTED FOR KIDS, IN SOFTCOVER!

Moominvalley is flooded, so Snorkmaiden and Moomin head out to rescue anyone stranded in the deluge. They bring home Miss La Goona, the leading lady of the visiting circus, who turns out to be quite a demanding houseguest. Nonetheless, Moomin, having read a few too many romantic novels, falls head over heels in love with her, and chaos ensues. Tove Jansson’s flawless cartooning is brought to life in a whole new way within these pages. A delight for the whole family!

Flexicover, 8" x 6.5", Full-Color

ISBN: 9781770461079

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Moomin: The Complete Tove Jansson Comic Strip, Book Five

Tove Jansson

Moomin Book Five: The Complete Tove Jansson Comic Strip features the final strips drawn by Tove Jansson and written by her brother Lars for the London Evening News, before Lars took over both the art and the writing. The first "Moomin Winter" returns with more unwanted guests than in Book One, especially the curious and secret-spilling Nibling, sending the Moomin household into a tizzy of secrecy and closed doors. In "Moomin Under Sail," the Moomins find themselves without a new adventure until Too-Ticky's compass gives them the idea to build a boat and head to sea. Finally we meet the Fuddler's heart, and his bumbling drives her straight into the arms of Dr. Hatter, the local psychiatrist. Delightfully quirky, the Moomin family does not fare well under the gaze of someone trained in correcting odd behavior.

Hardcover, Black and White, 88 pages, 8 1/2 by 12 inches

ISBN: 9781897299944

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Moomin: The Complete Tove Jansson Comic Strip, Book Four

Tove Jansson

June 2009

Drawn & Quarterly's bestselling Moomin series created by the legendary children's author Tove Jansson is now in its fourth installment and is the winner of the Harvey Award and has been nominated for multiple Eisner Awards.

"Moomin is about freedom, tolerance, and optimism amid frustration, loss, and fear. One of its poignancies is that it not only serves as the vehicle of Jansson's progressive philosophical ideologies -- but that she is also able to suture her own autobiography and philosophy into the simple allegorical model of a cartoon." --Modern Painters

"The Moomin family strays far from the tranquil charms of Moominvalley: on the French Riviera, Moominpappa gets drunk and Moomin's sweetheart, the Snork Maiden, is seduced by a toothy film star. But then the hattifatteners appear -- mute, sock-like animals that grow from seeds and chase after electric storms...Here is where Jansson's weird but true world begins; where fear, loneliness and insecurity are banished by love and the force of imagination." --Time.com

"[Jansson's] strips, more than 800 in five years, stand as perennial classics of children's literature across the Nordic lands...Their belated recovery from crumbling newsprint into five eventual volumes seems almost as fantastical and life-affirming as the Moomin fables themselves." --The Independent

Hardcover, 106 pages, 8.5 x 12 inches, b/w.

ISBN: 9781897299784

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Moomin: The Complete Tove Jansson Comic Strip, Book Three

Tove Jansson



Moomin has been swiftly making its way into the hearts of North Americans ever since Drawn & Quarterly began collecting the strip in 2006. It debuted in the London Evening News in 1954 and has become the fastest-selling D+Q series to date. Fifty years ago, Jansson's observations of everyday life -- whimsical but with biting undertones -- easily caught the attention of an international audience and still resonate today.

This third volume returns to Moominvalley, where its beloved inhabitants get tangled up in five new stories. Moomin falls in love with a damsel in distress, an unseasonably warm spell turns the valley into a tropical rainforest, and a flying saucer crashes into Moominmamma's garden. Moominpappa decides to live out his dream of occupying a lighthouse and writing a great seaside novel, only to discover that he hates the sea so close up and has no interest in writing about it, and a variety of curious clubs spring up in the valley. Moomin and Moominmamma do their level best to avoid the whole mess but, of course, get drawn into the muddle.

Hardcover, 104 pages.


"[Jansson's] work soars with lightness and speed, and her drawings only echo her writing: delicate but precise, observant yet suggestive -- Jansson was exceptional, an exuberant explorer of emotional independence and interdependence, a liberating force." --Los Angeles Times Book Review


ISBN: 9781897299555

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Moomin: The Complete Tove Jansson Comic Strip, Book One

Tove Jansson

The enchanting comic strip that introduced adult readers to the wonderful world of Moomin

Tove Jansson is revered around the world as one of the foremost children's authors of the twentieth century for her illustrated chapter books regarding the magical worlds of her creation, the Moomins. The Moomins saw life in many forms but debuted to its biggest audience ever on the pages of world's largest newspaper the London Evening News, in 1954. The strip was syndicated in newspapers around the world with millions of readers in 40 countries. Moomin Book One is the first volume of Drawn & Quarterly publishing plan to reprint the entire strip drawn by Jansson before she handed over the reigns to her brother Lars in 1960. This is the first time the strip will be published in any form in North America and will deservedly place Jansson among the international cartooning greats of the last century.

The Moomins are a tight-knit family -- hippo-shaped creatures with easygoing and adventurous outlooks. Jansson's art is pared down and precise, yet able to compose beautiful portraits of ambling creatures in fields of flowers or rock-strewn beaches that recall Jansson's Nordic roots. The comic strip reached out to adults with its gentle and droll sense of humor. Whimsical but with biting undertones, Jansson's observations of everyday life, including guests who overstay their welcome, modern art, movie stars, and high society, easily caught the attention of an international audience and still resonate today.

B/W, 8.5" x 12", 96 pages



ISBN: 9781894937801

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Moominvalley Turns Jungle

Tove Jansson

THE TOVE JANSSON CLASSIC IN A NEW SOFTCOVER FORMAT

Due to the resounding success of the hardcover Moomin comics by Tove Jansson and Lars Jansson, D+Q is reissuing this classic comic in an all-new format. Available in an affordable kid-proof but kid-friendly flexicover, and in full color for the first time, these books are slimmer versions of the hardcovers, with one story in each volume while previous editions collected four.

A crate filled with tropical seeds washes ashore, and when Moominmamma plants the seeds, a lush rainforest erupts in Moominvalley. When Stinky liberates some exotic animals from the zoo, chaos ensues, and the Moomins are forced to prove once and for all whether or not they’re related to hippopotamuses.

Paperback, 8"x 6.5", Full Color

ISBN: 9781770460973

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Moomin's Winter Follies

Tove Jansson

THE TOVE JANSSON CLASSIC IN A NEW SOFTCOVER FORMAT

Due to the resounding success of the hardcover Moomin comics by Tove Jansson and Lars Jansson, D+Q is reissuing this classic comic in an all-new format. Available in an affordable kid-proof but kid-friendly flexicover, and in full color for the first time, these books are slimmer versions of the hardcovers, with one story in each volume while previous editions collected four.

Moomin wakes up one morning to find the pond frozen over, and rather than hibernate, the family decides to brave the winter weather. At first, their wintry adventure seems to be going swimmingly, until Mr. Brisk of the Great Outdoors Club takes over and forces everyone to embrace the winter sports, whether they want to or not.


Paperback, 8"x 6.5". Full Color

ISBN: 9781770460980

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Moomin: The Complete Tove Jansson Comic Strip, Book Two

Tove Jansson

"A lost treasure now rediscovered--one of the sweetest, strangest comics strips ever drawn or written. A surrealist masterpiece. Honest." --Neil Gaiman

"[Jansson's] work soars with lightness and speed, and her drawings only echo her writing: delicate but precise, observant yet suggestive... Jansson was exceptional, an exuberant explorer of emotional independence and interdependence, a liberating force." --Los Angeles Times Book Review


In the second volume of Tove Jansson's humorous yet melancholic Moomin comic strip, we get four new stories about jealousy, competition, childrearing, and self-reinvention. The Moomins try to hibernate in the fashion of their ancestors but insomnia places them smack dab into a winter carnival with the winter-sports loving Mr. Brisk. The fickle and eternally lovestruck Mymble and Snorkmaiden find themselves in competition over a thrilling new man. Moomin Mamma meets her new neighbor, the Fillyjonk, causing her to hire the depressed and secretive Misabel as her new maid. Mymble's mother arrives on the Moomin family�s doorstep with her 17 new children. Finally, A prophet arrives on the scene declaring that the happy Moomins are in fact not happy at all and need to get back to nature and be free. Moomin, of course, becomes more and more miserable the freer he gets.

Jansson is revered around the world as one of the foremost children's authors of the twentieth century for her illustrated Moomin chapter books. The D+Q reprint series collects, for the first time in North America, Jansson's internationally syndicated Moomin comic strip that debuted in the London Evening News in 1954.

ISBN: 9781897299197

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