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Comet in Moominland
by Tove Jansson | Children's Books
Registered by hakkalina of Budapest, Pest Hungary on Friday, December 11, 2009
Average 8 star rating by BookCrossing Members 

status (set by salvami): to be read


13 journalers for this copy...

Journal Entry 1 by hakkalina from Budapest, Pest Hungary on Friday, December 11, 2009

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It is a paperback edition with 158 pages.

From its cover:
A comet is speeding towards Earth and nobody knows what to do! Will it destroy everything and everyone? Moomintroll decides to find out. So, with Sniff, he sets out on an expedition that promises to be packed with adventure and excitement!

Update: 2009.12.20.
Finally I managed to finish this novel. Although it is the first book in serie, I read it secondly. It was a pleasure read to get to know how Moomintroll and Snork maiden met meanwhile a comet is getting closer to the Earth. It is thought-provoking as how they prepare for the arriving of the comet, meanwhile everybody else is fleeing.. Moominmamma's calmness is enviable. :) 


Journal Entry 2 by hakkalina at Budapest, Pest Hungary on Monday, December 21, 2009

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Released 4 yrs ago (12/21/2009 UTC) at Budapest, Pest Hungary

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I have sent this book to the winner of European Sweepstake Rabck.
Merry Christmas ApoloniaX! :) 


Journal Entry 3 by wingApoloniaXwing from Bremen, Bremen Germany on Thursday, December 31, 2009

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Thank you so much, hakkalina, a wishlist book!
I never read a Moomin book, so this will close a gap!
Looking forward to reading it!
(And thanks for all the lovely HGG goodies, too!!!) 


Journal Entry 4 by wingApoloniaXwing from Bremen, Bremen Germany on Tuesday, January 05, 2010

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This lovely, entertaining book will go on an international bookray: (completed)
- KiwiinEngland, Ireland, ship EU
- waderwoman, UK, ship EU
- alassante, Italy, ship EU
- Totje2, NL, ship EU (int'l if necessary)
- klaradyn, South Africa, ship int'l
- melydia, US, ship US
- MaryZee, US, ship US/Can
- darkpunkangel, Can, ship int'l
- Tsjara, NL = end of ray

The usual:
- Someone will PM you for your address, PM them back and provide your address
- When you receive the book, please make a journal entry letting everyone know that you received it
- Please try to finish it within one month
- When the end is in sight, check the book's journal and PM the next person to get their address
- Make another journal entry and let everyone know what you thought of the book
- Make a release note to let everyone know that it's in the mail
- Send the book to the next person on the list
- Last person: would you ray it forward?
If delayed make sure to let us know so that the ray will not stop
 


Journal Entry 5 by wingApoloniaXwing at To First Participant, A Bookray -- Controlled Releases on Monday, January 11, 2010

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Released 4 yrs ago (1/12/2010 UTC) at To First Participant, A Bookray -- Controlled Releases

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Travelling to KiwiinEngland.
Happy reading! 


Journal Entry 6 by wingKiwiinEnglandwing from Wellington City, Wellington Province New Zealand on Tuesday, January 19, 2010

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Arrived safely, in a envelope bright with lovely looking stamps! 


Journal Entry 7 by wingKiwiinEnglandwing from Wellington City, Wellington Province New Zealand on Monday, January 25, 2010

8 out of 10

This was a lovely book, that I thought was very scandinavian in the way the story was told (I'm not sure if I can really explain this well. But the way the family interacted and how mommintroll greeted people or went off on his adventure, it was sort of like Pippi Longstockings).

I could imagine reading a chapter of this a night to a child at bedtime, with the opening sentence of each chapter building the excitment of what was to come.

The gender division of roles has dated the book (Snork Maiden was a bit too pathetic for my liking, always wanting to look at pretty flowers or cower, which seemed to counteract the fact she could fight off giant octopuses and crabs with her mirror).

Overall, A delightful read! 


Journal Entry 8 by wingKiwiinEnglandwing at Manchester, Greater Manchester United Kingdom on Monday, January 25, 2010

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Released 4 yrs ago (1/28/2010 UTC) at Manchester, Greater Manchester United Kingdom

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I am popping in another book to travel in this ray, it is A little Book of Virtues which I think will be a brilliant companion for Mommintroll to take on his travels. The Little Book of Virtues is a very little book so shouldn't add to the postage costs.
This is being posted to the next in the book ray via Royal Mail. 


Journal Entry 9 by waderwoman on Friday, February 05, 2010

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Had to pop to the PO to collect this as whooops! No stamps on it!!
Anyway I adore the Moomins so will happily snuggle down to read this before sending off to the next expectant reader! 


Journal Entry 10 by waderwoman on Tuesday, March 16, 2010

9 out of 10

I have just finished this delightful little book- sorry its taken me a while but I had a couple of others ahead in the queue!
Ive just pmd Alassante for her address so I can move it along.

thanks for sharing 


Journal Entry 11 by waderwoman at Palermo, Sicilia Italy on Tuesday, March 16, 2010

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Released 4 yrs ago (3/16/2010 UTC) at Palermo, Sicilia Italy

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This is being popped in the post to Alassante on its next leg of the journey!

safe journey little book!
#5 Irish release
#4 Places release 


Journal Entry 12 by alassante from Palermo, Sicilia Italy on Friday, March 19, 2010

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got it!
and a perfect timing too. I am really, really in the mood for a Moomin book ^_^ 


Journal Entry 13 by alassante from Palermo, Sicilia Italy on Sunday, May 02, 2010

10 out of 10

And here's another Moomin book I simply adored! ^_^

I should say that this one differs a bit because I found it slightly disquieting and darker, compared to the other Moomin books I have read, because of the countdown to the arrival of the comet and all the events going with it: the journey back through the dried-up ocean and the desperation of the usually happy-go-lucky Snufkin, his mouth-organ getting rusted and unable to play, the sad Higgely-piggely song, the grasshoppers warning, the creatures fleeing away from Moomin Valley, the last-minute search for the silk-monkey.
But of course in the end everything goes well and back to normal, and I think the message for the children who read this book is that very bad things may at times be looming even over such happy places like Moomin Valley, but dark times will eventually pass, especially if you stick together with those you love and care for.
Quite comforting ^_^
And of course during the journey there are also happy adventures and good moments: the meeting of new friends, the party and dance in the forest, the kindness of the shopkeeper lady...

Thanks to the ringmaster and thank you all for sharing this book with me!
I have already the next reader's address, so the book will be travelling again very, very soon :) 


Journal Entry 14 by alassante at sent to the next bookcrosser, Bookring -- Controlled Releases on Wednesday, May 12, 2010

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sorry for the delay: I just wanted to re-read some pages and watch the lovely illustrations one more time, and I ended up reading the whole book again...
It's always hard for me to let a Moomin book go, but now it is travelling to make another bookcrosser happy! :)) 


Journal Entry 15 by wingBoekentrolwing from - Ergens in de provincie, Fryslân (Friesland) Netherlands on Monday, May 17, 2010

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Found it in my mailbox today. It was like a mini shower, three books at one time :-) Looking forward to read it, really looks like fun :-)
Thanks, Alasante for sending it to me and thanks ApoloniaX for hosting the ring!
 


Journal Entry 16 by wingBoekentrolwing at Leeuwarden, Fryslân (Friesland) Netherlands on Saturday, May 29, 2010

4 out of 10

Curiously for what all the enthousiastic reactions were about. I started reading this book. Much to my regret I must say that I did not like it very much.
The Moomins are nice figures, that's true, but that's about all for me. Just not my kind of book. I've PMed Tsjara for her address and then it'll go further on its travel.
Thanks anyway for letting me in in this ray, I leanrt a bit more now about what books I like.  


Journal Entry 17 by wingBoekentrolwing at Leeuwarden, Fryslân (Friesland) Netherlands on Monday, May 31, 2010

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I've PMed Tsjara for her address, but she aksed to be skipped: had too many ringbooks still to be read.

I now sent a PM to klaradyn and am awaiting an address to send the book to.

ETA: Have not yet received an address. Sent another PM (box unxchecked) to klaradyn, to ask for her address again. 


Journal Entry 18 by wingBoekentrolwing at Leeuwarden, Fryslân (Friesland) Netherlands on Wednesday, June 09, 2010

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Released 3 yrs ago (6/9/2010 UTC) at Leeuwarden, Fryslân (Friesland) Netherlands

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On its way to Klaradyn in South Africa. I hope it'll arrive soon. Wish you lots of reading pleasure! 


Journal Entry 19 by klaradyn at Cape Town, Western Cape South Africa on Thursday, June 24, 2010

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Arrived yesterday, will read and send on as soon as I can. 


Journal Entry 20 by klaradyn at Cape Town, Western Cape South Africa on Thursday, July 22, 2010

8 out of 10

I loved this story, as I usually do with the Moomins! I think my favourite thing about these books is the lovely illustrations. 


Journal Entry 21 by klaradyn at Cape Town, Western Cape South Africa on Thursday, July 22, 2010

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Released 3 yrs ago (7/22/2010 UTC) at Cape Town, Western Cape South Africa

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Now on the way to melydia via airmail.

My book #25 for the Keep Them Moving challenge. 


Journal Entry 22 by wingmelydiawing at -- Geocaches, Virginia USA on Friday, July 30, 2010

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This arrived in the mail yesterday. Can't wait to read it. Thanks so much! :) 


Journal Entry 23 by wingmelydiawing at -- Geocaches, Virginia USA on Monday, August 23, 2010

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I love Moomins. Let me say that up front. They're sweet and adorable and funny. In this tale, a comet is speeding toward the earth, so Moomintroll and Sniff have to journey to the observatory in the mountains to find out what can be done about it. Along the way they make many friends, and though there is a chronological order to these stories, you don't need to read them in order. If something's not explained, it's probably not important (or purposely mysterious, like the Hattifatteners). The illustrations are darling and I enjoyed every moment of the journey. I love how all the Moomins are so accepting of everyone, no matter how bizarre or unfriendly. One day I hope to read the original comics, but for now I'm plenty happy with the books.

Thanks so much for sharing this with me. I mailed it off to MaryZee this morning. 


Journal Entry 24 by wingmelydiawing at -- Geocaches, Virginia USA on Monday, August 23, 2010

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BTW, this book is evidently being made into a film. Check out the trailer: http://www.originalmoomin.com/

I...I'm not sure how I feel about that. 


Journal Entry 25 by wingmaryzeewing at Taneytown, Maryland USA on Friday, August 27, 2010

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Book arrived safely with me yesterday. Will read this in the next few days. Thanks! 


Journal Entry 26 by wingmaryzeewing at Taneytown, Maryland USA on Monday, August 30, 2010

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I do so enjoy spending time in the Moomin-world. This is one of the earliest tales; I've read several of the later ones. Interesting to read this early book to find out how they met. Rather surprising that Moominmamma doesn't worry about her little Moominbaby on his adventures.

I wonder which came first during the creation of these lovely tales, the drawings of the characters or the stories themselves??

I'm already pm'd Darkpunkangel once, may have to drop her another note for her addy. This will soon be on its way to the next reader (as soon as I have an addy). 


Journal Entry 27 by wingmaryzeewing at Taneytown, Maryland USA on Saturday, September 11, 2010

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Released 3 yrs ago (9/11/2010 UTC) at Taneytown, Maryland USA

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Book was mailed off to Canada yesterday, the 10th, to DarkPunkAngel - next on the list. Enjoy! 


Journal Entry 28 by darkpunkangel at Montréal, Québec Canada on Monday, October 04, 2010

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The book has arrived safe and sound. Sorry for taking so long to journal it, life has been crazy here lately. I should get through it quickly.  


Journal Entry 29 by darkpunkangel at Montréal, Québec Canada on Saturday, October 16, 2010

10 out of 10

Finally got around to reading this and totally enjoyed it!

PMed the next the person in line and will send it off to them when I get their address. 


Journal Entry 30 by darkpunkangel at by mail, A Bookray -- Controlled Releases on Wednesday, November 03, 2010

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Sent yesterday to Tsjara. Thanks ApoloniaX for setting this up. 


Journal Entry 31 by wingTsjarawing at Assendelft, Noord-Holland Netherlands on Friday, November 12, 2010

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Arrived here safely on this stormy day :) Thanks darkpunkangel for sending it on! Can't wait to read this, I love the Moomins ^-^ Thanks for sharing ApoloniaX! 


Journal Entry 32 by wingTsjarawing at Assendelft, Noord-Holland Netherlands on Monday, December 20, 2010

8 out of 10

Finished reading this yesterday, and I enjoyed it a lot. I have read some of the later stories, and it was nice to see Moomintroll and Sniff meeting the other characters (who are in the later stories). The Snork was very funny, wanting to hold a meeting about everything. And the drawings are wonderful, especially those large ones where you see all kinds of creatures hiding everywhere, when you look at it for a while :) I think I saw the movie of this long ago on the television, at least I remember something vague about a cartoon with the Moomins and there was a comet.. ;p

I will try to find some new readers for this little book (since I'm last on the list) ^_^

Update 1/1/2011: Gave to my little sister to read. 


Journal Entry 33 by wingTsjarawing at Assendelft, Noord-Holland Netherlands on Tuesday, April 26, 2011

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Released 2 yrs ago (4/26/2011 UTC) at Assendelft, Noord-Holland Netherlands

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Found 2 other readers for this book :)

Participants of this short little bookray:
- Azuki (Florida, USA), international shipping
- Salvami (Ireland), EU shipping preferred


So first stop is with Azuki. Enjoy! ^_^ 


Journal Entry 34 by wingazukiwing at Miami, Florida USA on Wednesday, June 15, 2011

8 out of 10

Er, don't know how it happened but looks like I somehow didn't journal it when the book came in or my journal didn't post. I didn't find out till now I came to notify the next reader. Sorry!

As always it's an enjoyable read. I'd love Moominmamma to be my mom, she's so gentle and unfazed by bizzaire situations (not to mention the tasty stuff she cooks up)! 


Journal Entry 35 by wingazukiwing at Miami, Florida USA on Friday, June 17, 2011

7 out of 10

Are the evangelists in Moominland? LOL. They may have an audience, with the big flood, the comet, the sea drying up, the tornado...

While I do not enjoy it as much as the others I've read, I am glad to learn from this book how Moomintroll meet Snork maiden and Snufkin.

I've received the address of the next reader so this will be heading off soon.  


Journal Entry 36 by salvami at Wexford, Co. Wexford Ireland on Monday, June 27, 2011

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Moomins are in Ireland :) I am excited to read this one, thanks so much for including me!  




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