Title: The Dangerous Journey.
Publisher: Ernest Benn, London
Publication Date: 1978
Edition: 1st English ed..
Hardback large quarto, pictorial board covers (tan cloth spine), very good condition, colour drawings, new endpapers, bottom corner rear cover bumped, minor edgewear, small sticker top corner title page. Unnum 28 pp. English translation of a Swedish-language Finnish children's picture book: "Den Farliga Resan" (Holger Schildts Forlag, Helsingfors, 1977). A little girl is transported with the help of magic glasses from a boring summer afternoon into an exciting world of mangrove swamps, volcanoes, and sea where birds fly upside down. Old friends from Moomin Valley - Hemulen, Sniff, Snufkin, Thingummy Bob - join her in her adventures. Moomin rescues them in his trusty striped balloon. An extension of the Moomin children's stories by the popular Swedish-Finnish novelist, who has received the Hans Christian Andersen award for children's literature. Bookseller Inventory # 14810
Synopsis: A little girl is transported with the help of magic glasses from the tedium of a summer afternoon into an exciting world of mangrove swamps, spluttering volcanoes and sea where birds fly upside down and wild things threaten to pounce. But she is not alone. Old friends from Moomin Valley - Hemulen, Sniff, Snufkin, Thingummy & Bob - have joined her on the journey, and Moomin too, who rides to their rescue in a stripey balloon. This brand new version of a 'lost classic' pairs Jansson's irresistible artwork with a playful rhyming text by one of Britain's star poets.
About the Author: Tove Jansson, writer and artist (1914-2001) first published her Moomin stories for children sixty-five years ago. They appeared in English five years later and have since been translated in thirty-five languages. The enduringly popular, The Book about Moomin, Mymble and Little My and Who Will Comfort Toffle? are both published by Sort of Books. They have together sold in excess of 55,000 copies. Sophie Hannah is a bestselling poet and author who was shortlisted for the 2007 T.S. Eliot Prize. She has also created the acclaimed English verse translations for A Book about Moomin, Mymble and Little My and Who will comfort Toffle?
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