Moominpappa at Sea (The Moomins, #8) by Tove Jansson

Moominpappa at Sea (The Moomins, #8)

When the Moomin family members need a change of scenery, they decide to take up residence in a lighthouse. As they discover their new home, the family also discover surprising, and wonderfully funny, new things about themselves.


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TitleMoominpappa at Sea (The Moomins, #8)
ISBN9780374453060
Author
Release DateOct 1st, 1993
PublisherFarrar, Straus and Giroux (BYR)
LanguageEnglish
GenreFantasy, Childrens, Fiction, Classics, European Literature, Finnish Literature
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Reviews Moominpappa at Sea (The Moomins, #8)

  • Kim
    2010-10-29
    The Moomin series has always been remarkable not only for its charm and whimsy, but also for its sense of melancholy, unusual in children's literature. Moominpappa at Sea is a particularly introspective installment; here you will find no heroic battles or overwhelming drama, just one family's quiet journey of self-discovery when they move to a mysterious island. And an island is the perfect setting for this story, for the characters become more a...
  • Julian Meynell
    2012-08-28
    In my opinion, Tove Jannson is the best children's author who ever lived and one of the ten greatest authors of the twentieth century. I have only read her Moomintroll work and not the work for adults, but I have read almost all of the Moomintroll books, picture books and comic strips. In this review I will focus on Moominpappa at Sea, but I will also try to give a sense of why I think that she deserves to be placed with the likes of Orwell, Naba...
  • Crippled_ships
    2015-10-28
    This book has everything a children's book should have: Pipe smoking, whisky, and existential crisis. This book taught me a lot about life when I was younger, and I still find it as comforting and mysterious as ever.Tove Jansson, you are the best, I give you a kiss on the nose!
  • Loreley
    2016-11-22
    არანორმალურად სევდიანი წიგნია, ყოველ შემთხვევაში ზრდასრულის გადმოსახედიდან. ბავშვობაში რომ წამეკითხა შეიძლება უფრო მსუბუქდ აღმექვა. და კიდევ მგონი ნაითვიშის Islander-ის ი...
  • Nate D
    2015-01-08
    A peculiar only-sort-of-for-children late Moomin novel where the family attempts of combat leisure-ennui by moving to a ragged lighthouse island far out in the ocean. Concerns itself to a large degree with the need for strife, or at least a challenge, to give daily purpose -- without which lies only depression and torpor. Yikes. Still some strange moments of magic and wonder, of course, but tempered by cynicism and a warm-but-realistic sense of t...
  • Laura
    2016-10-15
    Niin ihana tunnelma ♥
  • Stephen Curran
    2015-09-21
    When Moomintroll reports that he has extinguished a small fire in the moss, his father becomes unexpectedly cross and obsessive: "Don't imagine that a spot like this isn't dangerous. Far from it. It can go on burning under the moss, you see. In the ground. Hours and perhaps even days may go by, and then suddenly, whoof! The fire breaks out somewhere quite different." He is, of course, actually speaking about his own lingering dissatisfactions.Thi...
  • Linnea
    2016-12-30
    Muumipappa ja meri ei ole helppo muumikirja, mutta se on hieno sellainen. Luulen, että tarina aukeaisi paremmin luettuna kuin pätkissä kuunneltuna. Majakkasaarella on aikaa miettiä itse kullakin yksinäisyyttä, parisuhdetta, milloin mitäkin. Ahti Jokinen lukee pääosin todella hyvin, vain hänen Pikku Myynsä hihitys ärsytti välillä suunnattomasti. Muumi-ääninä hän on mitä mainioin.
  • Beka Sukhitashvili
    2017-06-12
    ახლა სრულიად გასაგებია, რატომ არიან დაინტერესებულები ფსიქოლოგები, ანალიტიკოსები, თერაპევტები და ფილოსოფოსები იანსონის მუმინებით.მთელი წიგნი ერთი დიდი არაცნობიერი ზღ...
  • Laura
    2012-01-02
    Kaunis, rauhallinen, syvällinen ja ehkä melkein enemmän aikuisille kuin lapsille kirjoitettu muumikirja. Sydän.
  • Laura Walin
    2018-06-25
    Olen lukenut tämän kirjan varmaan muutamaan kertaan elämäni aikana. Tämän viimeisimmän innoitti Bengtskärin majakalla vietetty vuorokausi, joka antoikin hyvän taustan meriaiheen ymmärtämiselle. Mikään lastenkirjahan tämä ei ole, vaan ennemminkin eksistentialistinen tutkielma oman elämänsä merkityksen löytämisestä, kaipuusta, peloista, luonnostakin...Välillä tuntui, että jokainen lause oli jonkinlainen aforismi, mikä teki ...
  • Niina
    2014-10-29
    This was my third Moomin-book, one I was left in awe after reading. Moominpappa at Sea was deliberately darker than other books on the series I've read this far, something I was not expecting. The story began dark, and it only got darker and more suffocating the longer it continued, a feeling of inevitable doom lingered around the lonely island and the huge lighthouse the Moomin family moved into. The story circled around Moominpappa, who felt un...
  • ❄ Pixelflocke ❄
    2017-12-13
    Muminpapa steckt mitten in einer Midlife-Crisis und beschließt, dass er und seine Familie das behagliche Mumintal verlassen und auf eine einsame, raue Insel mitten im Meer umsiedeln. Zusammen mit Klein Mü beziehen Mumin, Muminmama und Muminpapa den verlassenen Leuchtturm auf der Insel.Das Buch hat eine durchgängig ungemütliche, bedrückende Stimmung. Es beginnt bereits mit einem rastlosen, unzufriedenen Muminpapa, der auf der Suche nach einer...
  • Jasmi
    2018-08-20
    Mikä ihana tunnelma tässä onkaan!
  • Helen McClory
    2018-02-05
    It's To The Lighthouse but with moomins.
  • Karl Orbell
    2013-08-17
    The end is nigh! I've been on this Moomin saga a long time now, some years, occupying my small book, fourth slot on my rota. This is the penultimate book in the series. I'm not really sure they were at all what I was expecting when I started and often find myself not overly impressed about one thing or another. But they do usually turn out to be an acceptable read in the end. This one is no different.Not for the first time in the series, this boo...
  • Vít Kotačka
    2014-08-11
    Muminky miluju už od dětství. Tehdy, bohužel, vyšly pouze dvě knížky - Čarodějův klobouk a Tatínek píše paměti. Teď, s vlastními dětmi, už si můžu užít i všechny ostatní příběhy. A jsem rád, že děti milují muminky taky.Tatínek a moře není jednoduché čtení - je to předposlední kniha, která vyšla dvacet let po té první. A ten posun je znát. Celá kniha je velmi melancholická, dýchne na vás vše, co ...
  • Ellen
    2015-09-26
    This Moomin book surprised me! This year I am aiming to read all the Moomin books I haven’t read yet, and this was first up on my list. I expected it to be lighthearted, like Moominsummer Madness, but it definitely had a deeper, darker tone, which reflected on themes of isolation – both physical and emotional. Tove really likes writing about lonely islands! It was interesting reading about how the different characters’ neuroses affect them ...
  • Aino
    2016-10-31
    Taattua laatua. Niin paljon täynnä pieniä kultahippuja, että sai nauramaan ja todella pohtimaan.
  • Elen
    2018-01-02
    Fick tre Mumin-böcker i julklapp och då blev det genast dags att läsa om Pappan och havet. Det var mysigare än väntat att följa med mumintrollen till en ö mitt i havet och Tove Jansson är ju för härlig när hon beskriver natur och folk. Jag växte upp med den japanska tecknade tv- serien och har alltid tyckt om den och det lugna myset som finns där. Inte trodde jag väl att originalböckerna skulle vara ännu mysigare, men det var mins...
  • Essi
    2017-09-23
    4.5*
  • Ohdeergrrl
    2018-08-26
    Oon kuunnellut tätä äänikirjana lapsesta asti. Muistan vieläkin, kun jonain kertana (en muista minkä ikäisenä) tajusin, ettei tässä kerrota muumeista ja kokonainen uusi kerrosten pinkka aukeni.
  • Eva Ptašková
    2012-12-15
    I am never going to get tired of Moominpappa at Sea. I knew it when I was 10, I knew it when I was 18 and I'm still as sure now, at 24, after eagerly devouring the book in almost one go, yet again. I've read all Moomin books multiple times but Moominpappa at Sea remains my personal favourite and I can't even begin to tell you how happy I was to finally get my own copy which I was desperately trying to get hold of for years. And then the whole ser...
  • Katri
    2009-07-12
    I enjoyed taking my time with this book. It has a wonderful, strong atmosphere that I loved just sinking into one or two chapters at a time. The element of sea and living by the seaside is very strong here. I've never lived by the sea, but I still felt I could hear the winds, see the rocks and smell the sea air as I read this. I also love the subtle descriptions of the Moomintroll growing up, and the way the Groke becomes a much deeper character ...
  • Kristīne
    2015-08-14
    Piezīme nākamībai - KAD pašai būs bēbji, jādodas izbraukumā pie jūras, un šis jālasa kopā.
  • Sepp
    2013-01-13
    As a kid, it felt a lighthearted adventure story. Boy, how gloomy it can be occasionally, when you are... not finding a better word... an adult.
  • Hofi Jonsdottir
    2014-12-07
    "Mumifar slog en streg over alle sine spekulationer, han levede bare helt og fuldt, lige fra halespidsen og til ørerne"
  • Tove Selenius
    2017-12-02
    Jag kan läsa om den här boken hur många gånger som helst. Jag for efter ett citat, det slutade med att jag läste hela boken. Igen. Den är konstant. Den tärs inte, förminskas eller böjs av tiden. Den som tror att böcker för barn "bara" är för barn tar så gruvligt, fatalt miste.
  • Essi Huuhka
    2017-07-03
    Minulla tuskin on kirjasta mitään sellaista sanottavaa, jota ei olisi jo kirjoitettu. Hieno, melankolinen teos, joka loistaa erityisesti luonto- ja ihmiskuvauksellaan, lämmöllään ja huumorillaan. Klassikko, eikä suotta.
  • Jed Mayer
    2018-09-04
    One of the more downbeat titles in the series, a quiet companion to the somber "Moominvalley in November," this may be the work ever written for children on midlife crisis, making the surprising, nuanced point that such a crisis can happen at any age. Absolutely beautiful, and deeply touching.