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Näkymätön lapsi ja muita kertomuksia (The Moomins #7)

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Muumilaaksossa tapahtuu taas kaikenlaista kummaa: Vilijonkka kokee lopultakin pyörremyrskyn, Nuuskamuikkusella on vaikeuksia kevätlaulun luomisessa, muumipappa päättää selvittää hattivattien salaisuuden, eläkkeellä oleva hemuli ryhtyy rakentamaan huvimajaa. Ja muuan lapsi muuttuu näkymättömäksi...

Jos jotakuta säikäyttää kovin usein, hän muuttuu helposti näkymättömäksi. Säi
Hardcover, 167 pages
Published by WSOY (first published 1962)
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Aug 18, 2016 Mariel rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: a large and lonely moon
Recommended to Mariel by: I'm coming when it suits me
Somewhere under his hat the tune began to move, one part expectation, and two parts spring sadness, and for the rest just a colossal delight at being alone.
‘The Spring Tune’

I took one of those “which Moominvalley” character are you personality quizzes. It would be great to be one of them and live amongst all of the others. Well, except for the Witch (not in these stories). She recalls a certain type of much older woman I’m afraid I’ll age into if I am around them too much. The kind that seem to
Mar 29, 2016 Mai rated it it was amazing
No eihän siinä koko Pääsiäistä mennyt Muumimaailmassa, vaan lueskelin muitakin kirjoja. Pidin vain pientä jännitystä yllä, sillä blogini 4v. synttärit ovat maaliskuussa ja toivoisin mahdollisimman monen osallistuvan kirja-arvontoihin blogissani.
Näkymätön lapsi on arvonnan yksi kirjoista.
Näkymätön lapsi ja muita kertomuksia sisältää yhdeksän kertomusta, joista jotkut voivat olla hyvinkin pelottavia. Näillä tarinoilla ei haluta perinteisessä mielessä pelotel
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
Jun 15, 2014 Fahima Jaffar rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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
Mar 13, 2016 Laura rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: omasta-hyllystä
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.
Karl Orbell
Jan 24, 2016 Karl Orbell rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Unlike the majority of the Moomins books, which, already quite short, tell a single story - this is a compendium of very small tales indeed, mostly about people with very small tails.

The stories all center around the theme of people not fitting in with society, usually they want to get away from others and be left in peace, or they want rid of their worldly possessions that are weighing them down. Often they find great contentment in ridding themselves of their earthly baggage, and acquire great
Deborah O'Carroll
Aaahh, I loved this! *huggles book* As with most short story collections, there were some I liked more than others, but I enjoyed them all. :) Nine tales in all, they're each unique but come together as a fun peek into the Moomin world. ^_^

The Spring Tune was awesome -- Snufkin! A Tale of Horror turned out quite fun -- Little My! XD The Fillyjonk who Believed in Disasters, The Secret of the Hattifattiners, and Cedric were all cool. The Hemulen who Loved Silence was awesome! I LOVED The Invisible
Jordan West
Jul 24, 2014 Jordan West rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: library, read-in-2014
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.
Jun 27, 2015 Laura rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Pidin tästä vähemmän, kuin muista lukemistani muumikirjoista, mutta on tämä silti ihana Tässä on siis 9 lyhyttä tarinaa ja pidin kuitenkin suurimmasta osasta :) ...more
May 30, 2016 Sandra rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Mina favoritberättelser var Filifjonkan som trodde på katastrofer och Mumintrollens jul under granen i snön <3
Jan 22, 2009 Lisa rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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
Niin suloinen kirja! Ei voi kuin ihailla Tove Janssonin mielikuvitusta kaikkien hemuleiden ja mymmeleiden ja homssujen sun muiden suhteen!

"Silloin homssun isä suuttui äkkiä ja sanoi:
- Sinä et saa tänään jälkiruokaa. Sinä et saa mitään ruokaa ennen kuin tajuat, ettei saa narrata.
- Eipä tietenkään saa, tokaisi homssu hämmästyneenä. - Se olisi rumaa."

En tiedä teistä, mutta minusta pieni homssu on aivan valtavan suloinen hahmo. Varsinkin kun se törmää Pikku Myyhyn, joka narraa niin hirveästi, että
Ksenia Anske
Dec 03, 2014 Ksenia Anske rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: favorites
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
Sep 29, 2015 Deniss rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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
Feb 04, 2015 Andrey rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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
Stuk voor stuk prachtige verhalen!
Mais um livrinho da série que termino. Esse aqui é uma coleção de contos, então vou falando individualmente:

The Spring Tune: 5/5. O diamante desta coleção. A história é bem simples: Snufkin está voltando para o Moominvalley depois de um inverno, tentando compôr uma canção, mas uma criaturinha o interrompe uma certa noite. Tem bem o tom melancólico da Tove que todos amam e um peso emocional muito grande. A citação que fica é uma das falas do Snufkin: "You can't ever be really free if you admire s
May 16, 2012 Elisa rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: childrens-books
"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
Jul 29, 2016 Ragne rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: fantasy, children
Jeg har ikke lest disse fortellingene siden jeg var barn. Nå, som voksen, ble jeg overrasket over hvor virkelighetsnær de faktisk er. Hvor mange mørke tema som blir tatt opp.
Har du, eller kjenner du noen med psykiske problemer som angst og depresjon? Les denne. Har du barn som skal lære seg om empati? Les denne for dem.
Mar 13, 2016 Oskars rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
ļoti sirsnīga un patīkama atgriešanās pie literatūras, kas nejauša pārpratuma pēc nonākusi sadaļā "bērniem". stāsti par cilvēku iekšējiem demoniem, nesaderību ar (ār)pasauli un vienmēr laimīgām beigām. bet tādām, kurām tev pašam gribētos noticēt. bez falša un izlikšanās.
Feb 05, 2016 Becky rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
My favourite is the Fillyjonk who Believed in Disasters, but I also really like the Invisible Child, the Fir Tree, and the Tale of Horror.
Some of them are very weird, but most of them are very excellent.
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.
Jan 21, 2012 melydia rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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
Elina Vierimaa
Feb 05, 2015 Elina Vierimaa rated it it was amazing
Kerrassaan upeaa tekstiä! Poikaystäväni on sitä mieltä, että jokaisen muusikon täytyisi lukea tarina Kevätlaulu. Minua hätkähdytti Hattivattien salaisuus, jossa oli (minun tulkintani mukaan) löydettävissä aivan uskomattoman moniulotteisesti mielenterveyden järkkymisen kuvausta. Vähän jätti vielä ymmälleen, mutta ainakin hyvin monia masennuksen tunnuspiirteitä ja eri vaiheita sieltä oli löydettävissä. Käsittämätöntä, miten joku pystyy luomaan tällaisia maailmoja. Luulenpa, että tämän kirjan parii ...more
Sep 27, 2014 Lilian rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Even terug naar de kindertijd, zo grappig om dat allemaal weer te lezen!
Nov 20, 2010 Jose rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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
Dec 22, 2010 Katri rated it it was amazing
Shelves: read-in-2010
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
Dec 24, 2014 Helen Rena rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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
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Tove Jansson 1 16 Apr 29, 2011 09:06AM  
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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.

Tove Jansson wrote and illustrated her first Moomin
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Other Books in the Series

The Moomins (9 books)
  • The Moomins and the Great Flood (The Moomins, #1)
  • Comet in Moominland (The Moomins, #2)
  • Finn Family Moomintroll (The Moomins, #3)
  • Moominpappa's Memoirs (The Moomins, #4)
  • Moominsummer Madness (The Moomins, #5)
  • Moominland Midwinter (The Moomins, #6)
  • Moominpappa at Sea (The Moomins, #8)
  • Moominvalley in November (The Moomins, #9)

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