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Moomin: Book 6


After Tove Jansson quit the daily grind of the newspaper comic strip, the reins were picked up by her younger brother, Lars, who- not being an artist- taught himself to draw so that he could continue bringing the Moomin charm to millions of readers worldwide. He wrote and drew the strip from 1961 to 1974, and the transition from Tove to Lars was seamless. The delightful and gentle skewering of life’s foibles continued with such antics as Moomin becoming a vegetarian; the genie from a magic lamp bringing stolen diamonds; a railway through Moominvalley turning into a roller-coaster, and, of course, hijinks with international spies invading Moominvalley.

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