¾ Kometjakten Ê Download by Å Tove Jansson

¾ Kometjakten Ê Download by Å Tove Jansson As I ve said many times on this site, I dislike translations on principle but I am trying to do something about my miserable German, and when I saw this book at Foyles last week it immediately seemed like a good idea I know the Swedish original well, and I figured that it should be easy to read and would improve my sketchy vocabulary That worked out even better than I had hoped, and I already feel measurably confident What surprised me, though, was that for once I experienced the translation as utterly convincing Not has been casting scorn on my claims here, and asking the obvious questions given that my German is terrible, how can I know this is brilliant But I just know Even though I m no good at the language, I have heard it spoken a great deal, and I understand how it s pronounced I can hear it in my head when I m reading, and it sounds exactly like the Swedi When Moomintroll Learns That A Comet Will Be Passing By, He And His Friend Sniff Travel To The Observatory On The Lonely Mountains To Consult The Professors Along The Way, They Have Many Adventures, But The Greatest Adventure Of All Awaits Them When They Learn That The Comet Is Headed Straight For Their Beloved Moominvalley Just delightful I never read these as a child, but I believe this is the beginning of a new obsession.
Note Rating increased from 3 to 4 stars after reading the first moomin book, The Moomins and the Great Flood Moomintroll s quiet life is upended when foreboding images of a star with a tail send him journeying to speak with the Professors at the Observatory Meeting new friends along the way and forging through perilous adventures together, Moomintroll and his companions arrive at the Observatory where they learn a comet is headed towards earth Worse yet the comet is predicted to land precisely where Moomintroll lives with his Moominpappa and Moominmamma Moomintroll must find a quick way home if he s going to warn his family in time It s not difficult to see why Moominmania exists Jansson s book conveys an innocence rarely found in modern titles An undenia As I ve said many times on this site, I dislike translations on principle but I am trying to do something about my miserable German, and when I saw this book at Foyles last week it immediately seemed like a good idea I know the Swedish original well, and I figured that it should be easy to read and would improve my sketchy vocabulary That worked out even better than I had hoped, and I already feel measurably confident What surprised me, though, was that for once I experienced the translation as utterly convincing Not has been casting scorn on my claims here, and asking the obvious questions given that my German is terrible, how can I know this is brilliant But I just know Even though I m no good at the language, I have heard it spoken a great deal, and I understand how it s pronounced I can hear it in my head when I m reading, and it sounds exactly like the Swedi Moomin and Sniff explore a path which leads to the beach, they play, look at nature and find a cave, but they feel uneasy as they start to notice patterns carved into trees and objects, even seagulls arranged into the shape of a star with a tail Moomin and Sniff set off on a journey to the observatory to find out what is happening.
We really enjoyed the details in this story, and the ideas Before reading this for the first time as a child I had never thought what the ocean floor would look like if the sea disappeared, or what you would do if a comet was coming towards the place where you live or what belongings you would take if you had to suddenly leave.
As with all the Tove Jansson books we have read, we loved the relationships, the philosophy, the little creatures, the kindness and the reassuring safety of the moonin house that is there t Moomin and Sniff explore a path which leads to the beach, they play, look at nature and find a cave, but they feel uneasy as they start to notice patterns carved into trees and objects, even seagulls arranged into the shape of a star with a tail Moomin and Sniff set off on a journey to the observatory to find out what is happening.
We really enjoyed the details in this story, and the ideas Before reading this for the first time as a child I had never thought what the ocean floor would look like if the sea disappeared, or what you would do if a comet was coming towards the place where you live or what belongings you would take if you had to suddenly leave.
As with all the Tove Jansson books we have read, we loved the relationships, the philosophy, the little creatures, the kindness and the reassuring safety of the moonin house that is there t This review has been revised and can now be found at How can it be that, unlike in the United Kingdom and the rest of Europe, the Moomin sagas never caught on in the United States Finnish author Tove Jansson s tales of the white, hippo like Moomintroll and his parents, Moominmamma and Moominpappa, would delight children and parents alike, the latter probably enjoying them even , as adults can get the sly humor I simply don t understand how Moominmania could possibly have bypassed the United States when it swept through Europe Comet in Moominland, the second in the series, follows Moomintroll his rodent like friend, the timid Sniff and yet another pal, the clever tramp Snufkin, as they investigate the trajectory of a comet bound for Earth Imagine their alarm when, after many adventures, they arrive at the Lonely Mountains and find out from the astronomers there that the comet will land in just four days time The band race bac A beautiful, ironic parody of the Armageddon style killer meteorite movie, written before any of them existed There are so many brilliant little details I particularly loved the out of touch astronomers at the observatory, who have calculated exactly when the comet will strike possibly four seconds later, they add scrupulously , but seem completely uninterested by the fact that it will wipe out everyone in Moomin Valley In case you re worried, though, the Moomin family is than a match for one little rogue comet, and Moominpappa s wonderfully absurd solution saves the day The writing in the original Swedish is impeccable Jansson s unique blend of humor, melancholy and acute observation all comes together perfectly I think this is her best book, and have read it several times Suitable for anyone from eight to eighty eight.
This here and unfortunately also extremely rare and generally rather massively expensive if indeed even available used online Ravensburger Taschenb cher German language translation of Tove Jansson s Komet im Mumintal which Swedish language original title on the Goodreads database is Kometer kommer, although Vivica and Kurt Bandler s 1970 translation actually claims the original title to have been Kometjakten was one of my favourite childhood reads a book that I received in a large stack of about twenty Ravensburger Taschenb cher as a birthday present in 1975, a book that I took with me when we immigrated to Canada in 1976 and that I even carried along in my trunk when I went to university in New Brunswick in Najlepsze, co mo na czyta , kiedy cz owiek umiera od sesji Muminki mnie zaskakuj mo e odzwyczai em si od bajek i dziwi mnie to niemal e prorocze poszerzanie dru yny mieszkaj cej w dolinie mo e nie spodziewa em si znale tak du o smaczk w dla starszych czytelnik w mo e nadinterpretuje pewne wzorce osobowe, czy zachowania bohater w dostrzegaj c w nich konkretne syndromy psychologiczne Mimo powy szego moje zdanie o najbardziej znanej serii Tove Jansson wyklaruje si najpewniej jeszcze po kilku cz ciach cyklu PS To WYDANIE zawieraj ce dziesi tki ilustracji autorki jest NIESAMOWITE.
Just revisited this book for the first time in a long while by reading it aloud to my 6 year old Two main thoughts 1 I love Tove Jansson She always writes with a slightly off beat charm one of my favorite bits in this book is the title of the butterfly collecting Hemulin s book,Moths of the Eastern Hemisphere their Behavior and Misbehavior and her stories tend to swing uneasily between the surreal Hattifatteners, anyone and the comforting coffee and cake , a style which I found somewhat confusing as a child, but came to adore when I reread the books in college However, this is one of her earliest books, and it shows After Moomintroll and his friends learn that a comet is threatening the earth, they travel to an observatory to learn about it Much of the story consists of them encountering one peril after another on their Just delightful I never read these as a child, but I believe this is the beginning of a new obsession.

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.