[Reading] ➷ The Summer Book ➭ Tove Jansson – Pandorajewelry70off.us

The Summer Book An Elderly Artist And Her Six Year Old Granddaughter While Away A Summer Together On A Tiny Island In The Gulf Of Finland Gradually, The Two Learn To Adjust To Each Other S Fears, Whims And Yearnings For Independence, And A Fierce Yet Understated Love Emerges One That Encompasses Not Only The Summer Inhabitants But The Island Itself, With Its Mossy Rocks, Windswept Firs And Unpredictable Seas.Full Of Brusque Humour And Wisdom, The Summer Book Is A Profoundly Life Affirming Story Tove Jansson Captured Much Of Her Own Experience And Spirit In The Book, Which Was Her Favourite Of The Novels She Wrote For Adults This New Edition Sees The Return Of A European Literary Gem Fresh, Authentic And Deeply Humane.

Is a well-known author, some of his books are a fascination for readers like in the The Summer Book book, this is one of the most wanted Tove Jansson author readers around the world.

[Reading] ➷ The Summer Book  ➭ Tove Jansson – Pandorajewelry70off.us
  • Paperback
  • 172 pages
  • The Summer Book
  • Tove Jansson
  • English
  • 10 March 2019
  • 0954221710

10 thoughts on “The Summer Book

  1. says:

    The forest was full of signs and portents, its own secret written language. Tove Jansson, the world renowned creator of the Moomintroll characters, succinctly harnesses the power and glory of a seaside summer season in the twenty two elegant vignettes contained within The Summer Book Here is a book in no need of magic or any other fantastical adornments as she reminds us that we can discover pure, beautiful magic in the natural world all around us if only we quiet our lives and open our eyes t The forest was full of signs and portents, its own secret written language. Tove Jans...

  2. says:

    This is the quietest great book I ve ever read.Every once in a while I read a book that makes me jealous, that makes me wish I could write and do what the book did Like this one It s a wisp of a book brief, with no plot to speak of and only two real characters, no compelling crisis to drive the action, no suspense.I almost cried when it ended.It s like a watercolor of only four or five easy strokes, that you can t help but stare at for hours.Yeah.So, this girl Sophia and her grandmother, and This is the quietest great book I ve ever read.Every once in a while I read a book that makes me jealous, that makes me wish I could write and do what the book did Like this one It s a wisp of a book brief, with no plot to speak of and only two real characters, no compelling crisis to drive the action, no suspense.I almost cried when it ended.It s like a watercolor of only four or five easy strokes, that you can t help but stare at for hours.Yeah.So, this girl Sophia and her grandmother, and by the way, h...

  3. says:

    As luck would have it, there was a Tove Jansson exhibition on at the Helsinki Ateneum while I was in town August marks the centenary of her birth It s still strange to me to realise that a hundred years ago is only the twentieth century now To me, last century still suggests Oscar Wilde, Thomas Hardy Amidst all the seascapes, moody self portraits and Moomin sketches, I was fascinated by a video exhibit that showed a loop of grainy home movie footage Tove and her partner Tuulikki Pietil As luck would have it, there was a Tove Jansson exhibition on at the Helsinki Ateneum while I was in town August marks the centenary of her birth It s still strange to me to realise that a hundred years ago is only the twentieth century now To me, last century still suggests Oscar Wilde, Thomas Hardy Amidst all the seascapes, moody self portraits and Moomin sketches, I was fascinated by a video exhibit that showed a loop of grainy home movie footage Tove and her partner Tuulikki Pietil on their island in the Pellinkis, laughing in the sun, wearing baggy knitted jumpers, and looking as people always do in grainy home movie footage especially dead.In some ways death is the central theme of this book, bu...

  4. says:

    Rating 4.5 of fiveThe Publisher Says In The Summer Book Tove Jansson distills the essence of the summer its sunlight and storms into twenty two crystalline vignettes This brief novel tells the story of Sophia, a six year old girl awakening to existence, and Sophia s grandmother, nearing the end of hers, as they spend the summer on a tiny unspoiled island in the Gulf of Finland The grandmother is unsentimental and wise, if a little cranky Sophia is impetuous and volatile, but she tends to h Rating 4.5 of fiveThe Publisher Says In The Summer Book Tove Jansson distills the essence of the summer its sunlight and storms into twenty two crystalline vignettes This brief novel tells the story of Sophia, a six year old girl awakening to existence, and Sophia s grandmother, nearing the end of hers, as they spend the summer on a tiny unspoiled island in the Gulf of Finland The grandmother is unsentimental and wise, if a little cranky Sophia is impetuous and volatile, but she tends to her grandmother with the care of a new parent Together they amble over coastline and forest in easy companionship, build boats from bark, create a miniature Venice, write a fanciful stud...

  5. says:

    I d temporarily put away The Horn Island Logs of Walter Inglis Anderson to get to other books and then this one arrived from the library The character of Grandmother and the setting immediately called to mind Anderson and the tiny island of his nonfictional logs Both Anderson and Grandmother live at times on an island where they are tolerant, though very wary, of outsiders They find their place in the island world by observing the minutest of lives there, knowing they re just another small el I d temporarily put away The Horn Island Logs of Walter Inglis Anderson to get to other books and then this one arrived from the library The character of Grandmother and the setting immediately called to mind Anderson and the tiny island of his nonfictional logs Both Anderson and Grandmother live at times on an island where they are tolerant, though very wary, of outsiders They find their place in the island world by observi...

  6. says:

    4.5 5 Say this say I hate everything that dies slow Say I hate everything that won t let you helpThere are many books I ve read that, according to others, I should not have resonated with, the reason usually being that I am not old and or have not experienced enough However, years of intensive delving into fiction have honed my empathy to the point that a conjured What if proves as potent as an actual happening, a heightened sense that, like any other, has equally powerful benefits and 4.5 5 Say this say I hate everything that dies slow Say I hate everything that won t let you helpThere are many books I ve read that, according to others, I should not have resonated with, the reason usually being that I am not old and or have not experienced enough However, years of intensive delving into fiction have honed my empathy to th...

  7. says:

    Swedish speaking Finnish Tove Jansson 1914 2001 , author of Moomin books, was a lesbian Coming from highly artistic family, she wrote and illustrated the famous Moomin children s book that came out after WWII when she felt like creating something innocent That children s book became the most popular series in Europe in the 40 s and 50 s.Then came the death of her mother in 1972 Sad and grieving, she wrote The Summer Book which is now considered as a Scandinavian classic and has never bee Swedish speaking Finnish Tove Jansson 1914 2001 , author of Moomin books, was a lesbian Coming from highly artistic family, she wrote and illustrated the famous Moomin children s book that came out after WWII when she felt like creating something innocent That chil...

  8. says:

    One tiny island in the gulf of Finland comes to represent a complete world full of miracle and mystery, safety and danger as we are swept happily along through the adventures of a feisty, indomitable little girl and her re...

  9. says:

    This is an episodic novel, twenty two vignettes a chapter each of Sophia, Papa and Grandmother who summer on their own small island off Finland It is a minimalist watercolor of a novel, meaning it s deceptively simple Little things happen a visitor comes in a skiff a storm comes, too a worm is cut in half a cat acts true to its nature Told in the third person, the perspective constantly shifts between young Sophia and her 85 year old Grandmother There are lessons learned, but not alway This is an episodic novel, twenty two vignettes a chapter each of Sophia, Papa and Grandmother who summer on their own small island off Finland It is a minimalist watercolor of a novel, meaning it s deceptively simple Little things happen a visitor comes in a skiff a storm comes, too a w...

  10. says:

    This thin volume composed of twenty two separate and sometimes isolating sections called crystalline vignettes on the back book cover somehow holds a whole world It s set on a small island near Finland, where the family at the center of this book spends their summers The family consists of Sophia, a six year old girl, her father, and her grandmother, who is also the grandmother s son Conspicuously absent is the girl s mother, who, we learn from a single reference to her in the second vig This thin volume composed of twenty two separate and sometimes isolating sections called crystalline vignettes on the back book cover somehow holds a whole world It s set on a small island near Finland, where the family at the center of this book spends their summers The family consists of Sophia, a six year old girl, her father, and her grandmother, who is also the grandmother s son Conspicuously absent is the girl s mother, who, we learn from a single reference to her in the second vignette, has died at some point during the last year One time in April there was a full moon, and the sea was covered with ice Sophia...

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *