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Finn Family Moomintroll by Tove Jansson

captlychee's review against another edition

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4.0

My favourite of the Moomin books. The Hobgoblin's Hat has some scary effects, but all ends well for everyone. What moved me then and still does now is the plight of the Snorkmaiden and its resolution, which I won't spoil for you here.

In these politically correct times, it's also good to see a male Hemulen wearing a dress.

Great for children to read because it's more concerned with kindness, childhood and family than empowerment and sexualisation, and it isn't old-fashioned (Moominpappa has a radio and tunes in American dance music). The illustratins are also very good, and I remember them fondly.

aster_isk_m's review against another edition

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funny lighthearted relaxing

4.5

candlesmoke's review against another edition

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lighthearted medium-paced

4.75

the13thmagdalena's review against another edition

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adventurous emotional funny lighthearted mysterious fast-paced
  • Plot- or character-driven? Plot
  • Strong character development? It's complicated
  • Loveable characters? Yes
  • Diverse cast of characters? It's complicated
  • Flaws of characters a main focus? No

5.0

jillelice's review against another edition

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funny lighthearted reflective slow-paced
  • Plot- or character-driven? Plot
  • Strong character development? No
  • Loveable characters? Yes

3.75

heinfienbrot's review against another edition

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adventurous funny lighthearted mysterious medium-paced
  • Plot- or character-driven? Plot
  • Strong character development? No
  • Loveable characters? Yes
  • Diverse cast of characters? Yes
  • Flaws of characters a main focus? No

4.0

kuraikodesu's review against another edition

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adventurous lighthearted medium-paced
  • Plot- or character-driven? Plot
  • Strong character development? No
  • Loveable characters? Yes
  • Diverse cast of characters? Yes
  • Flaws of characters a main focus? No

4.5

clararosaa's review against another edition

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adventurous funny inspiring lighthearted medium-paced
  • Plot- or character-driven? A mix
  • Strong character development? It's complicated
  • Loveable characters? Yes
  • Diverse cast of characters? Yes
  • Flaws of characters a main focus? No

4.5

moominenjoyer's review against another edition

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emotional funny hopeful inspiring lighthearted relaxing medium-paced
  • Plot- or character-driven? Character
  • Strong character development? Yes
  • Loveable characters? Yes
  • Diverse cast of characters? Yes

5.0

garvsy's review against another edition

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adventurous funny lighthearted relaxing fast-paced
  • Plot- or character-driven? Plot
  • Loveable characters? Yes

4.0