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Saturday, October 20, 2012

The Exploits of Moominpappa, by Tove Jansson

I picked up this book with high expectations, because I had read many reviews which raved about it. Many reviews favorably compared Ms. Jansson's Moomin Family books with the Winnie-the-Pooh books. I must say I was not impressed with The Exploits of Moominpappa. I was so unimpressed with it that I decided not to finish reading past about halfway. However, I was not so unimpressed with it as to swear off of the Moomin Family books. I intend to give them one more try.


  1. I remember being bored by that book as a child, but I was also occasionally bored by good books...

  2. If it helps, I love the Moomin books, and I would say that this one is definitely not characteristic of the rest of them. Finn Family Moomintroll would be a much better one to begin on. I'm glad you're interested in giving them one more try.