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Geschichten Aus Dem Mumintal (The Moomins #7)

4.3 of 5 stars 4.30  ·  rating details  ·  2,969 ratings  ·  134 reviews
In these nine delightfully funny stories, readers will discover how the Moomin family spend their first Christmas out of hibernation, how they save young Ninny from permanent invisibility, and what happens when Moomintroll catches the last dragon in the world.
184 pages
Published 2011 by Arena (first published 1962)
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Courtney Johnston
What a bunch of strange, opaque, elliptical little stories.

This is my first entry into the Moomin world, Jansson's books having passed me by as a child. I was dubious - the pastelly coloured covers of the editions I keep weighing in my hands then returning to the shelves in Unity have put me off - but this was lent to me by a close friend whose taste I trust.

I flipped the book over and read the blurb first:

If you found a tiny golden dragon with green paws, would you know what to do it it?

Fahima Jaffar
مقدّمة غير مهمة:
هذه ليست حكاياتٍ للصغار، أو أقلاً - ليس ما اعتدنا أن يكون قصصاً للأطفال. ليس
في هذه الحكايات أميرات ولا قلاع حصينة ولا حتى النهايات السعيدة التي نختم بها حدوتة ما قبل النوم. هذا لا يعني بالطبع أن توفه جانسون (أو يانسن) حين كتبتها لم تقصد أن تخاطب بها الصغار، لكني أتسائل ما كان الأطفال قبل ستين أو سبعين عاماً أنضج منهم الآن لأنهم لم يحشوا رؤوسهم بحكايات تبسيطية عن العالم.


هذه ثاني قراءةٍ لحكايات المومِن - الأولى كانت مع الترجمة العربية لـ عائلة المومن الفنلندية - والكتاب السادس
I loved this book. There were several little stories about small, even nameless creatures trying to find happiness and their own strength in the big world full of norms that try to restrict life by telling people how to behave or what to do. Jansson half-secretly encourages to rebel against the society and do as you please, as long as you don't harm anyone, and the attitude of the characters and the stories generally is wonderfully liberating.

I was completely absorbed in some of the stories, lik
Laura K
Muumikirjaprojektini jäi arjen jaloissa hieman kesken, mutta jospa nyt saisin siihen taas palattua. Ja voi että, miten viehättäviä tarinoita tämäkin piti sisällään! Lemppariksi nousi tarina Nipsun Sedrikistä sekä Muumipapasta, joka kyllästyy olemaan tavallinen kuisti-isä, ja lähtee hattivattien matkaan. Näiden tarinoiden lämpöä ei kyllä voita mikään. Vielä kaksi muumikirjaa jäljellä, nämä paranee koko ajan.
Jordan West
One of the most rewarding pieces of juvenile fiction I've read in awhile, possessing a surprising maturity that is distinctly nordic in tone: combines poetry, understated whimsy, and dry wit with a note of gentle melancholy running through it all.
Pidin tästä vähemmän, kuin muista lukemistani muumikirjoista, mutta on tämä silti ihana Tässä on siis 9 lyhyttä tarinaa ja pidin kuitenkin suurimmasta osasta :) ...more
Love, love, loved this book. It is one of those books that you read and wonder how on earth you had missed it for all the previous years of your life. I felt like my very soul was being analyzed and explained; makes me wonder if the author happens to be a psychiatrist in her spare time. Beautiful, hilarious, heartwarming insight into human nature. I think it would be much more appreciated by adults, but I'm sure that children would also enjoy these stories. This was the first book by the author ...more
Jeg har lest veldig lite av Tove Jansson, eller om Mummidalen, så jeg blir stadig overrasket. Det er et fantastisk univers, men etter å ha lest Det usynlige barnet får jeg inntrykk av at det også er et ganske dystert og litt tøffere sted på en måte, enn det jeg har fått inntrykk av tidligere. Det er ikke bare kos og hyggelige karakterer og happy-go-lucky. Snusmumrikken er en av karakterene jeg ble litt overrasket over og jeg fikk definitivt et litt annet inntrykk av han etter å ha lest boka. Og ...more
Ksenia Anske
Oh, what wisdom lay in this book. What humor. What love. I read all of the Moomin books when I was little, in Russian, and am now rereading them in English for the first time, and oh, what a delight! I laughed at almost every page, and them I cried from laughing. The Fillyjonk Who Believed in Disasters alone is worth picking up this book. The rest of the tales are as charming. Don't be fooled by the cover or the description of the book. I would easily buy this as a gift to an adult with a good s ...more
Me gustó muchomuchomucho. De los nueve cuentos no hay uno que me parezca flojo, aburrido o algo así. Las ilustraciones son hermosas y cada historia tiene, como a Snufkin le gusta en sus canciones, un poco de alegría y melancolía al mismo tiempo. Se nota que es de los últimos libros en la serie de los Moomin porque las historias son mucho más profundas, ya no son solo Mumin y Snorkita jugando entre flores o My haciendo travesuras, aquí hay pérdida, tristeza, mentiras, toda la fuerza de la natural ...more
Още от дете най-много обичам приказки, които ме разсмиват. А тези са адски смешни! Почти на всяка съм се смял с глас повече от веднъж. След смешните приказки, още от дете най-много обичам приказки, които са справедливо-поучителни. Май всички приказки са такива, обаче тези са справедливо-поучителни по теми, актуални не само когато си на 5, а и когато си на 30-40. Например балансът между личната свобода и отношенията с най-близките, нуждата от време за себе си, кризата на средната възраст или нужн ...more
"De brukade berätta hemska eller roliga historier för varann om kvällarna och en kväll…"

Luin ruotsiksi. Aluksi nolostuttavan hitaasti, mutta kieli onneks muistuu mieleen sitä käyttäessä. Näkymättömässä lapsessa on yhdeksän toisistaan erillistä kertomusta, jotka sopivat loistavasti vaikkapa iltasaduiksi. Muumilaakson asukkaat ovat tutun omalaatuisia. Pelottavat, ärsyttävät ja vieraat asiat muuttuvat tavanomaisiksi, hauskoiksi tai muuten vain ihan toisenlaisiksi, kun niitä tarkastelee muuminäkökul
So this is where my mom got that story about the girl who was invisible. She always said she hoped I would turn invisible like that. I just never knew who she was talking about until now.
A collection of short stories about our favorite Moomins and the other creatures who inhabit their world. I liked hearing about the fillyjonk, the hemulen, and other such critters, but my favorites were about the last dragon (I heart Snufkin!) and Moominpappa’s journey with the Hattifatteners. The latter was particularly satisfying, as it’s referenced in many of the other Moomin books. As with all things Moomin, I am a terrible reviewer because I just love them so much. The characters, for all t ...more
Even terug naar de kindertijd, zo grappig om dat allemaal weer te lezen!
I loved this book. Loved the story of how the Moomins discovered Christmas and thought it was a threat they had to be ready for . I loved the story of Moominpapa yearning for the wicked life in the island of the Hattifaternes, the strange beings that only live for storms. I loved the story of the Hemulen and his theme park of Silence. I loved all the stories for their unusual and sometimes gloomy wonder. Couldn't get the Fillyjonk story out of my head, it was so desperate and wise. These are si ...more
Näkymätön lapsi ja muita kertomuksia sisältää tosiaan 9 erilaista ja toisiinsa liittymätöntä kertomusta muumeista ja muumejen ystävistä. Tarinat on kepeitä, kauniita, täynnä ajatuksia ja filosofiaa ja onhan niissä omat opetuksensakin. Monesta tarinasta löysin itseni.

Mielestäni kirja sopii sekä lapselle että aikuiselle. Jos minulla ikinä tulee olemaan lapsia, tiedän mitä luen niille iltasaduksi.

En osaa sanoa kuin että suoraan sydämeen meni, taas kerran.

Ps. Viljonkka joka uskoi onnettomuuksiin on
Helen Rena
Moomins and Christmas Tales from Moominvalley is well, a collection of short stories. :D

BUT one of them is about Christmas. “The Fir Tree.” And if I could give more than five stars to this short story, I would. All the stars for “The Fir Tree.” :D

My synopsis: since the Moomins and most of their friends hibernate all winter, they never celebrate Christmas. In fact, they don’t even know what it is. So, when they are jolted awake by a Hemulen* in the middle of winter and told they must get up for C
Tales from Moominvalley or The Invisible Child and other stories contains a couple of stories I've personally found iconic since early childhood, The Last Dragon In the World and The Invisible Child. The Spring Tune and The Last Dragon In the World turned out to my personal favourites in the book, and A Tale of Horror was a strong third on the set.

These short stories don't concentrate on the Moomin family, but their friends, acquaintances and various persons of interest living in the Valley, an
A change in structure for the Moomin books. This one's a collection of short stories (as the title suggests) rather than a long narrative. Probably my least favorite of the series so far precisely because I think I prefer the longer narratives. But it might also be because I prefer my Moomin tales to focus on Moomintroll and the "immediate family," because the stories I liked best out of this collection were the ones featuring characters I was already most familiar with.

My favorite of the colle
Stephen Curran
"I can hear you're too small for this story," Snufkin says to Sniff, when Sniff keeps interrupting. I suspect the same might be said to younger readers of this collection of short tales from Moominland. In 'Cedric', Snufkin attempts to comfort his friend (who can no longer sleep or talk and whose thoughts are 'too black' because he gave away a beloved plush toy) by telling him about his possession-loving aunt, who is diagnosed with a terminal condition.

In the previous story, 'The Secret of the H
Det osynliga barnet är en novellsamling. Jag har svårt för noveller. Precis när man kommit in i dem och börjar känna sig bekväm, så är de snart slut och man måste ägna energi åt att sätta sig in i en ny.

De fanns två noveller jag gillade särskilt mycket, titelnovellen, Det osynliga barnet, och Hattifnattarnas hemlighet.

I Det osynliga barnet ”adopterar” muminfamiljen en liten föräldralös osynlig flicka som blivit illa behandlad av en släkting. Med både kärlek från muminfamiljen, och lite tough lov
Стефан Русинов
"Ако я караш така, много скоро ще порастеш голям - реши Хомсчето. - Ще станеш като татко и мама и така ще ти се пада! После ще виждаш и чуваш по обикновения начин, а това значи да не виждаш и чуваш нищо и тогава - край на всичко за теб!"
Es sind faszinierende, traumhafte Geschichten mit großen und kleinen Wahrheiten, eine schöner als die andere, mit Charakteren, in denen man sich wiederfindet und zustimmend nickt und vielleicht sogar etwas lernt. Zauberhaft.
Excellent escapism and the gift of loneliness hidden within profound and magnificent souls praised in the best way.Fragments of philosophy for children and adults at the same time!
Tove Jansson's Tales of Moominvalley is a collection of delightful short-stories.
The stories follow the creatures and their problem in Moomin Valley, for example the story of the solitary Snufkin and how he unknowingly changes the world of a little creep. But they also hold deeper meaning, for example in "The Fillyjonk who believed in Disasters" a restless woman is constantly living of fear of disaster, but as she faces her fear she finally feels freedom. It points at the fact that so many peop
3.5 stars. Beautifully written, though I thought many of the stories in this collection had a rather melancholy touch. I liked some of the other Moomin books better.
David M
This collection contains one of my favourite Moomintroll stories, The Spring Time, about Snufkin's love of being alone. I've read it many times.
Rose Behar
Tove Jansson is one of the most brilliant children's fantasy writers I've read, and that's saying a lot. Her world and her characters are incredibly unique, and as far as I know, not based on any mythical creatures or places. Her writing is really evocative and always has a trademark tone: melancholy.
Many of the characters in these stories battle with anxiety, depression and loneliness (though this is likely most obvious and relatable to adults and might go over kids' heads), but the stories al
Apparently a book that we read when I was young but nothing I remember. This book struck me similarly as the pleasurable read of Wind in the Willows several years back. It casts a similar nostalgic, middle-class materialistic view of animals, or animal-like creatures in this case, living as animals (or animal-like creatures do) in the wild, with their nick-nacks and their simple lives. It is compelling--the child-like simplicity of the implied philosophical stance on life. In one story a dragon ...more
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Tove Jansson was born and died in Helsinki, Finland. As a Finnish citizen whose mother tongue was Swedish, she was part of the Swedish-speaking Finns minority. Thus, all her books were originally written in Swedish.

Although known first and foremost as an author, Tove Jansson considered her careers as author and painter to be of equal importance.

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The Moomins (9 books)
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