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Everyone knows that the Moomins sleep through the winter but this year Moomintro. This book has the best footnotesA displaced hedgehog is a hedgehog that has been removed from its home against its will and not even had time to pack its toothbrushAnd a bit later on when we are so sad because suirrel is dead the most comforting footnote I ve ever readIn case the reader feels like having a cry please take a uick look at p 126

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Trollvinter

Ll has woken up in January After his initial shock at seeing his familiar haunts. All was silent nothing stirred and slender stars were shining everywhere and twinkling in the ice It was terribly cold Moomins go into a state of deep hibernation from November to April until the ice melts and spring sunshine warms their fur it has always been so or was until a particular winter when something utterly perplexing happens to Moomintroll he wakes from his state of torpor and cannot not get back to sleep As his family slumber in their beds oblivious to his predicament he emerges into a world where the clocks have stopped there is nothing to eat and the land is covered with snow Although we never learn the reason for his wakefulness it seems plain that in some fundamental way this behaviour goes against nature He was in his own words the first Moomin to have lived through an entire year and he feels desperately isolatedDespite first appearances the young troll gradually realises he is far from alone Indeed the valley is teeming with creatures unknown to the sleeping inhabitants in some instances because they emerge only to make a midwinter bonfire then depart with the arrival of spring To Moomintroll s delight one old friend does make an appearance the indomitable Little My a great favourite with Moominites Physically diminutive but immense in personality she is unafraid of anything says exactly what she thinks and often annoys others The snow holds no fear for her and she uses kitchen knives as skates and Moominmamma s tea tray as a sledge reaffirming her reputation for recklessnessMoomintroll also meets new acuaintances such as the Hemulen Skier who unlike most hemulens doesn t wear a dress and doesn t follow rules or collect things He s a big cheerful outdoorsy type who announces his arrival by blowing a bugle When he isn t plunging into freezing cold water or whizzing down precipitous slopes on skis he s annoying everyone by disturbing their afternoon nap chivvying them to get out in the fresh airTuulikki Pietil known affectionately as Tuuti Jansson s life partner is immortalised in Moominland Midwinter as the calm and wise Too Ticky a character who teaches Moomintroll how to survive in this new environment In her striped sweater and bobble hat she is presented as a practical independent individual who lives in the Moomins bathhouse with eight invisible shrewsOther memorable characters include the melancholy Sorry oo a wan little dog whose greatest wish is to run wild with the wolves and the Ancestor or dweller behind the stove a small hairy creature with a large snout He too is a troll a antecedent of the Moomin family but with a great many generations separating them He should perhaps be described as a mooministic primogenitorThe creature I find most fascinating is the mysterious Groke a solitary expressionless being who appears unexpectedly and brings with her an unnatural chill She leaves the ground frozen beneath her feet and those who encounter her are forever reminded of the bleakest winters Sometimes death Many others whom I m tempted to call climate refugees arrive from the north seeking food and shelter Since the Lady of the Cold passed through their valley they have suffered starvation Their plight leads Moomintroll to exclaim What troubles people have He opens both his home and Moominmamma s jam store to these troubled incomersFar less jolly than its predecessors Moominland Midwinter is a haunting yet joyful tale of a frightened angry isolated young troll who learns to respect and care for creatures unlike himself While this book is far introspective than its predecessors it fully retains the charm of the previous novels while exploring serious subjects such as dealing with death facing one s fears and embracing change It is also I suspect Jansson s obliue nod to DarwinismRe reading this book for the first time in several decades I was thrilled to find it remains my favourite book of the series Tove Jansson s distinctive illustrations still captivate this adult reader and her simple stories never fail to evoke a range of complex emotions You can read of my reviews and other literary features at Book Jotter

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Under the snow Moomintroll discovers that winter is worth waking up for after a. So wintry and lovely My copy had 17 pages missing so I shall have to hunt them down and enjoy them on their own


10 thoughts on “Trollvinter

  1. says:

    This book has the best footnotesA displaced hedgehog is a hedgehog that has been removed from its home against its will and not even had time to pack its toothbrushAnd a bit later on when we are so sad because suirrel is dead the most comforting footnote I've ever readIn case the reader feels like having a cry please take a uick look at p 126

  2. says:

    Oh the things that happen to you if you can't hibernate properlyReread with my big kids in Scandinavian mid winter A delight to revisit after a decade

  3. says:

    The human world is a huge mess that somehow survives the day I don’t know how it happens and I’m not sure t

  4. says:

    'When one's dead then one's dead said Too Ticky kindly This suirrel will become earth all in his time And still later on there'll grow trees fro

  5. says:

    “All was silent nothing stirred and slender stars were shining everywhere and twinkling in the ice It was terribly cold” Moomins go into a

  6. says:

    Cynical comfort reading Jansson's stories won't warm the depths of mid winter but may encourage you to accept that the fr

  7. says:

    All things are so very uncertain and that's exactly what makes me feel reassuredHad the urge to reread this because it kept popping up to my bookstagram feed so thanks guys It was even better than I remembered and a perfect

  8. says:

    This was and always will be my favourite Moomin book I read it the first time when I barely knew how to read and since then I read it so many

  9. says:

    So wintry and lovely My copy had 17 pages missing so I shall have to hunt them down and enjoy them on their own

  10. says:

    For my full review first Moomins book that I read was Finn Family Moomintroll and I fell in love Moominvalley seemed a magical place of eternal sunshine The food was plentiful the company enchanting and even when risky characters such as the Hobgoblin showed up the threat never felt particularly severe Eight year old me was in rapture But it was a library book and I was not allowed to keep checking it out indefinitely and nor was I allowed

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