corner corner Moominland Midwinter (Puffin Books)

Medium

Moominland Midwinter (Puffin Books)
by Tove Jansson | Children's Books
Registered by Flambard of Horsham, West Sussex United Kingdom on Sunday, March 21, 2010
Average 8 star rating by BookCrossing Members 

status (set by LaveggioCoffee): to be read


8 journalers for this copy...

Journal Entry 1 by Flambard from Horsham, West Sussex United Kingdom on Sunday, March 21, 2010

8 out of 10

Sheer magic. Takes me right back to my childhood and membership of The Puffin Club! 


Journal Entry 2 by Flambard from Horsham, West Sussex United Kingdom on Saturday, April 10, 2010

This book has not been rated.

Going off on a bookray!

Please can you journal the book on receipt (so that we know you've received it) and enter release notes (as a controlled release) when you pass it on. Thanks!

1. klaradyn (South Africa)
2. KiwiinEngland (Eire)
3. Tsjara (Netherlands)
4. waderwoman (UK)
5. melydia (US)
6. GoryDetails (US) 


Journal Entry 3 by Flambard at by Post, Bookray -- Controlled Releases on Sunday, April 11, 2010

This book has not been rated.

Released 4 yrs ago (4/11/2010 UTC) at by Post, Bookray -- Controlled Releases

CONTROLLED RELEASE NOTES:

CONTROLLED RELEASE NOTES:

To klaradyn in South Africa 


Journal Entry 4 by klaradyn from Praha, Praha Czech Republic on Monday, April 26, 2010

This book has not been rated.

Arrived today. Thanks for sending on, flambard! I'll read and send on as soon as I can. 


Journal Entry 5 by klaradyn from Praha, Praha Czech Republic on Monday, May 10, 2010

This book has not been rated.

Another wonderful tale about the Moomins. This one may be my favourite of the ones I've read so far. I love the illustrations as well. Thank you for sharing, flambard! 


Journal Entry 6 by klaradyn at Saldanha, Western Cape South Africa on Monday, May 10, 2010

This book has not been rated.

Released 4 yrs ago (5/10/2010 UTC) at Saldanha, Western Cape South Africa

CONTROLLED RELEASE NOTES:

CONTROLLED RELEASE NOTES:

On the way to KiwiinEngland via airmail.

My book 22 for the Series Books release challenge.
My book 19 for the Keep Them Moving challenge 2010. 


Journal Entry 7 by wingKiwiinEnglandwing from Wellington City, Wellington Province New Zealand on Tuesday, May 18, 2010

This book has not been rated.

Moominland Midwinter arrived in Dublin just as we are looking forward to a blast of summer - hurrah for both things. 


Journal Entry 8 by wingKiwiinEnglandwing at Dublin, Co. Dublin Ireland on Monday, May 31, 2010

8 out of 10

A lovely tale about what happens when Moomintroll wakes up in the middle of winter while his family hibinate. A look at accepting others, sharing, being frightened but not letting that rule. Beautiful ideas told in a gentle way.

I can see why these would be great for children to read, and many adults like to revisit them. Discovering these books is one of the great things about bookcrossing! 


Journal Entry 9 by wingKiwiinEnglandwing at Dublin, Co. Dublin Ireland on Wednesday, June 02, 2010

This book has not been rated.

Released 4 yrs ago (6/2/2010 UTC) at Dublin, Co. Dublin Ireland

CONTROLLED RELEASE NOTES:





Posting to the next in line for the book, via An Post (Air mail). 


Journal Entry 10 by wingTsjarawing at Heiloo, Noord-Holland Netherlands on Thursday, June 10, 2010

This book has not been rated.

Arrived here safely. Thanks KiwiinEngland for sending and Flambard for sharing! This will be my third Moomin book (I think). Looking forward to reading it :) 


Journal Entry 11 by wingTsjarawing at Heiloo, Noord-Holland Netherlands on Friday, June 25, 2010

This book has not been rated.

I didn't have time to finish this before going on holiday tomorrow (it's been a really busy couple of weeks). I have read the first three chapters and really enjoying it, but I don't want to hold this up, so this will be send to Waderwoman sometime soon. (I won't be able to make release notes though). Thanks for sharing anyway flambard! 


Journal Entry 12 by waderwoman at on Wednesday, June 30, 2010

This book has not been rated.

Yahoo! Another dose of the Moomins!!

Thanks for posting and for the yummy scrummy chocolate and the adorable lttle worry doll!
I shall enjoy all 3 things at once! xx 


Journal Entry 13 by waderwoman at on Thursday, July 29, 2010

10 out of 10

Another delightful Moomin tale! I felt a bit sad for poor old Moominmamma and the rest of the family having to awaken to all the chaos and mess though! As always the pictures were a delight.
I am pming melydia now for her address. 


Journal Entry 14 by waderwoman at -- Geocaches, Virginia USA on Tuesday, August 03, 2010

This book has not been rated.

Released 4 yrs ago (8/3/2010 UTC) at -- Geocaches, Virginia USA

CONTROLLED RELEASE NOTES:

This lovely little book is continuing its merry journey on to Melydia with a scrummy bar of chocolate for company!
Safe journey little book!  


Journal Entry 15 by wingmelydiawing at -- Geocaches, Virginia USA on Friday, September 03, 2010

This book has not been rated.

Squeeeeee!! I love Moomins! I just finished Comet in Moominland, and this one shows up on my doorstep. It's like Christmas. AND there's a postcard and little Moomin stickery things inside. AND a chocolate bar. This totally made my day. I've got a bunch on my reading plate at the moment but I hope to start soon. Thanks! 


Journal Entry 16 by wingmelydiawing at -- Geocaches, Virginia USA on Tuesday, September 21, 2010

This book has not been rated.

The Moomins usually hibernate for half the year, but one day Moomintroll wakes up to discover a snow-covered world he's never known. Being a longtime Moomin fan, I was predisposed to enjoy this book. The characters and illustrations are simply charming, depicting an innocence without ignorance. It was not my favorite of the Moomin adventures (I'm not sure it could be without Snufkin), but it was still a fun little tale. I particularly liked Moominmamma's comments upon waking. She's my hero.

Thanks for sharing this. I already have GoryDetails's address, so I'll mail it off soon. 


Journal Entry 17 by wingGoryDetailswing at Nashua, New Hampshire USA on Wednesday, September 29, 2010

This book has not been rated.

The book arrived today; many thanks! I really enjoyed Moominvalley in November, even though it didn't actually feature any Moomins {grin}, so I'm looking forward to meeting some Moomins in this one! 


Journal Entry 18 by wingGoryDetailswing at Nashua, New Hampshire USA on Thursday, April 28, 2011

9 out of 10

I read the book months ago but only just found it among my tottering towers of books-to-be-reviewed - I plan to get it moving again shortly!

I thoroughly enjoyed this book, with its mix of joyful, quiet, and sometimes creepy moods. The opening scene of little Moomintroll awakening in midwinter while the rest of his family is deep in hibernation is marvelously atmospheric, reminding me of that otherworldly feel of being awake at an unusual time. "The silence was deep and expectant."

As Moomintroll explores this strange new world - having become used to the eeriness of the sleeping forms of his family - he comes across others who are awake during the wintertime, from a confused squirrel to "whatever lives under the sink". And then Too-ticky turns up, and he has someone to talk to (and get in trouble with!).

The story covers the beauty of winter as well as its terror; the scenes involving the Lady of the Cold are especially (pardon the expression) chilling. [Though I was amused at the footnote: "In case the reader feels like having a cry, pleases take a quick look at page 126." {grin}]

Lovely, eerie, funny, heartwarming... delightful! 


Journal Entry 19 by wingGoryDetailswing at Nashua, New Hampshire USA on Thursday, April 28, 2011

This book has not been rated.

Released 3 yrs ago (4/28/2011 UTC) at Nashua, New Hampshire USA

CONTROLLED RELEASE NOTES:

I'm adding this book to dancing-dog's weather/water/seasons bookbox, which will be on its way to BCer heartthumper in Kansas as its next stop. Hope someone enjoys the book! 


Journal Entry 20 by wingLaveggioCoffeewing at Binghamton, New York USA on Thursday, May 12, 2011

This book has not been rated.

taken out of dancing-dog's The Weather/Water bookbox
This one looks like fun, and I plan on sharing with my mother-in-law who is dabbling in writing for children. I think this one will inspire her. Thanks 




Are you sure you want to delete this item? It cannot be undone.