The Summer Book

by Tove Jansson | Literature & Fiction |
ISBN: 0954221710 Global Overview for this book
Registered by wingshnedwardswing of Birmingham, West Midlands United Kingdom on 11/16/2011
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Journal Entry 1 by wingshnedwardswing from Birmingham, West Midlands United Kingdom on Wednesday, November 16, 2011
An elderly artist and her six-year-old granddaughter while away a summer together on a tiny island in the gulf of Finland. Gradually, the two learn to adjust to each other's fears, whims and yearnings for independence, and a fierce yet understated love emerges, one that encompasses not only the summer inhabitants but the island itself, with its mossy rocks, windswept firs and unpredictable seas.

Journal Entry 2 by wingshnedwardswing at Birmingham, West Midlands United Kingdom on Wednesday, April 11, 2012
Sometimes, when I read a book I really enjoy, I get cross with myself for not having read it before. In this case, though, I think I read it at exactly the right time.

I liked this bit: "In between times, she played cards with her grandmother. They both cheated shamelessly, and their card-playing afternoons always ended in a quarrel. This had never happened before. Grandmother tried to recall her own rebellious periods in order to try and understand, but all she could remember was an unusually well-behaved little girl. Wise as she was, she realised that people can postpone their rebellious phases until they're eighty-five years old, and she decided to keep an eye on herself."

I'd like a nice copy of this to keep. I'd also like to attempt it in the original Swedish. This copy, though, will be on its way to crimson-tide in Australia soon.

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On its way to crimson-tide by surface mail.

Journal Entry 4 by wingcrimson-tidewing at Balingup, Western Australia Australia on Friday, May 04, 2012
Thanks very much, shnedwards. Looks like it caught a flying boat! :-)
Received as a choice from the 1001+ Books VBB.

Journal Entry 5 by wingcrimson-tidewing at Balingup, Western Australia Australia on Tuesday, September 26, 2017
Reserved as a wishlist tag for amberC.
Currently reading.

Journal Entry 6 by wingcrimson-tidewing at Balingup, Western Australia Australia on Friday, September 29, 2017
Really lovely read.

Journal Entry 7 by wingcrimson-tidewing at Balingup, Western Australia Australia on Friday, September 29, 2017

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On its way to amberC by post.
Thanks for your patience.

Journal Entry 8 by wingamberCwing at Darwin, Northern Territory Australia on Thursday, October 19, 2017
Arrived today. Thank you.

Journal Entry 9 by wingamberCwing at Darwin, Northern Territory Australia on Saturday, October 28, 2017
Delightful, charming and marvellous.


Journal Entry 10 by wingamberCwing at Darwin, Northern Territory Australia on Monday, October 30, 2017

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Journal Entry 11 by jeniwren at Greigs Flat, New South Wales Australia on Wednesday, November 08, 2017
Received in the post via amberC for wishlist tag game. Thankyou.

Journal Entry 12 by jeniwren at Manukau, Auckland Province New Zealand on Tuesday, June 19, 2018

Released 9 mos ago (6/19/2018 UTC) at Manukau, Auckland Province New Zealand

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A beautiful read about nature. It is the simple everyday happenings as experienced by a six year old girl when she spends a summer exploring and sharing her life with her elderly grandmother on an island in Finland. Making available by post for a wish list tag recipient and travelling across the Tasman Sea in the next few days.

Enjoy and happy reading :)

Journal Entry 13 by wingkeeta1wing at Howick, Auckland Province New Zealand on Tuesday, July 03, 2018
Thanks jeniwren, the book arrived today, along with another lovely bookmark and a postcard :)

Journal Entry 14 by wingkeeta1wing at Howick, Auckland Province New Zealand on Sunday, August 19, 2018
A sweet and very enjoyable read.
Love the conviction that a six-year-old can have, that God would make a storm just for her, because she was bored and asked for something exciting to happen :)

Journal Entry 15 by wingkeeta1wing at By Post, By Post -- Controlled Releases on Tuesday, October 09, 2018

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A wishlist surprise :)

Journal Entry 16 by bookfrogster at Edinburgh, Scotland United Kingdom on Saturday, October 13, 2018
Thank you so much for the wonderful surprise parcel keeta1. You are awesome!

Journal Entry 17 by bookfrogster at Edinburgh, Scotland United Kingdom on Wednesday, October 17, 2018
I really enjoyed reading this. Those who know me well will not be in the least bit surprised that my favourite bit was the last chapter describing the family getting the summer cabin all shipshape, ready for winter. I absolutely love fiction and non-fiction which is describing people getting stuff done like this. There's something very harmonious and purposeful about it. Yes, I know I'm strange. LOL.

Journal Entry 18 by wingearthcaroleannewing at Edinburgh, Scotland United Kingdom on Sunday, December 09, 2018
Picked this up because we weren't allowed to leave any books at the Filmhouse OCBZ this month and I think I know someone who may want this. If not, I will keep it because I love that it is a cancelled library book and it has been checked out so many times.

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