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    This is the uietest great book I've ever readEvery once in a while I read a book that makes me jealous that makes me wish I could write and do what the book did Like this one It's a wisp of a book brief with no plot to speak of and only two real characters no compelling crisis to drive the action no suspenseI almost cried when it endedIt's li

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    My favorite summer reading recommendation‘ The forest was full of signs and portents its own secret written language’Tove Jansson the world renowned creator of the Moomintroll characters succinctly harnesses the power and glory of a seaside summer season in the twenty two elegant vignettes contained within The Summer B

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    This book is beautiful enchanting miraculous magicalThe writing is lovely The characters are charming and real The stories give an immersive lo

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    Why do only the very very young or the very very old have time to ponder what heaven is like? Or to bask in the si

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    As luck would have it there was a Tove Jansson exhibition on at the Helsinki Ateneum while I was in town – August marks the centenary of her birth It's still strange to me to realise that a hundred years ago is only the twentieth century now To me ‘last century’ still suggests Oscar Wilde Thomas Hardy Amidst all t

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    Rating 45 of fiveThe Publisher Says In The Summer Book Tove Jansson distills the essence of the summer—its sunlight and storms—into twenty

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    Totally charming and remarkably deep little book makes for a very happy afternoon Jannson's talent shines through in her depiction of both the old and the young The Grandmother and Sophia have much in common and the novel is revelation on how to write different ages with honesty and clarity It's such a lean thing that i

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    One time in April there was a full moon and the sea was covered with iceDo you remember when you were a child so many boo

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    One tiny island in the gulf of Finland comes to represent a complete world full of miracle and mystery safety and danger as we are swept happily along through the adventures of a feisty indomitable little girl and her refreshingly different grandmotherRead this perfect little book and better still give it to everyone you know for Christmas

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    I'd temporarily put away The Horn Island Logs of Walter Inglis Anderson to get to other books and then this one arrived from the library The character of Grandmother and the setting immediately called to mind Anderson and the tiny island of his nonfictional logs Both Anderson and Grandmother live at times on an island where they are tolerant though very wary of outsiders They find their place in the island world by observing th

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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 u. My favorite summer reading recommendation The forest was full of signs and portents its own secret written language Tove Jansson the world renowned creator of the Moomintroll characters succinctly harnesses the power and glory of a seaside summer season in the twenty two elegant vignettes contained within The Summer Book Here is a book in no need of magic or any other fantastical adornments as she reminds us that we can discover pure beautiful magic in the natural world all around us if only we uiet our lives and open our eyes to it Set upon a tiny island in the Gulf of Finland much like where Jansson s own family spent their summers Summer Book chronicles the interactions and adventures between a young girl Sophia and her grandmother as they embrace the world and all the facts of life that surround them Tender and subtle yet laced with poignant investigations of life love and death Jansson s words caress the soul like a warm breeze carrying with it the effluvium of the sea and all its majesty The childhood vacation home of Tove Jansson The Summer Book is a book where almost nothing happens yet everything happens It is a uiet little book that that only hints at the powerful undercurrents that charge the events that transpire Each vignette details what initially appears to be seemingly inconspicuous moments in the lives of young Sophia and her grandmother yet unveil guideposts leading to deeply penetrating insights into the human condition much like the wooden animal figurines created by the grandmother She cut the them from branches and driftwood and gave them paws and faces but she only hinted at what they looked like and never made them too distinct They retained their wooden souls and the curve of their backs and legs had the enigmatic shape of growth itself and remained a part of the decaying forest Grandmother worked only in old wood that had already found its form That is she saw and selected those pieces of wood that expressed what she wanted them to say Jansson doesn t force meaning or preach morality she simply selects sublime moments of human interaction and lets them point towards something far greater In this manner Jansson avoids the pitfalls of choking the reader in oversentimentality and soars to great heights of succinct poetic grace Accompanying her awe inspiring words are her gorgeous illustrations which make a perfect match by being both simple yet magnificent An island can be dreadful to someone from outside Everything is complete and everyone has his obstinate sure and self sufficient place Within their shores everything functions according to rituals that are as hard as rock from repetition ad at the same time they amble through their days as whimsically and casually as if the world ended at the horizon Each vignette is as self contained as an island with one event gesturing towards one idea and then never returned to again much like children s cartoons where each episode is irrelevant from the next which only furthers the glorious childlike feelings that emanate from each page There is no need to establish a time line the months moving back and forth across the summer season may imply that it occurs over several different summers yet there is no indication which summer it is or if Sophia has aged or for events to be considered in light of later events It is a blur of summer grandeur Nothing really progresses yet nothing really has to because The Summer Book is a vacation from the stresses and hustle of life It moves to the gentle rhythm of a bobbing sea uietly breaking on shore as you read in the long grass beneath a sweltering sun There is only one major event that directs the course of the action Sophia woke up and remembered that they had come back to the island and that she had a bed to herself because her mother was dead This is the only mention of Sophia s tragic loss and while it sits hushed in the peripheries of the margins it casts an omnipresent shadow that is always lurking in the back of the reader s mind Jansson wrote this book a year after loosing her own mother After witnessing a worm cut in two and learning that both halves will continue on Sophia dictates a study on worms to the grandmother in which she say They realized that from now on life would be uite different but they didn t know how that is in what way Sophia must live her life without her other half not knowing how it is affecting her but only knowing that it is affecting her Amidst the joyful effervescence of summer are the grim realities of mortal lives that must interact with one another Jansson does not depict a world full of eternal sunshine and happiness but one where the sky may break into a furious storm at any moment to rattle us like a house being tugged from its foundation in gale force winds It s funny about me Sophia said I think nice weather gets to be boring Once again managing to avoid being overly sweet Jansson creates a cast of flawed yet very human characters Sophia often flies into an angry rage often irritated that the world doesn t fit her idea of how it should be and has a fierce need to test boundaries and assert her independence and identity whereas the grandmother is cantankerous and rather unsentimental The two make a wonderfully comedic pair bickering as euals and passing time together being both too young and too old to partake in much of the activity around them such as a booze filled party on a boat the father leaves them for and having to find ways to assert their existence in the world in spite of it all Jansson illuminates a world that is indifferent and unsentimental yet manages to create a passionate tenderness out of embracing reality as it is We must make the best of the world we have and learn to love it if we are to find true happiness in our lives and this book is a wonderful example of finding this loveAs the pair face the world the readers are given small glimpses into their hearts and souls Many of life s big issues are addressed and handled with finesse such as the way in which we love even what hurts us Sophia is disgusted by her cat because it is a killer always bringing dead mice to the door and trades it for a different cat only to miss her original cat It ll be awful said Sophia gravely But it s Moppy I love A wide assortment of life s toughest realities all its joys and sorrows are viewed through the innocence of a young girl finding her way in the wild and the result is immensely moving Nothing last forever and our summer of childhood must come to an end We must shoulder the cold of the world and move on into our seasons of adulthood carrying with us the lessons we learned as wild eyed children trying to decipher the mysterious signs of natureEach page of The Summer Book rolled across me in waves of nostalgia for idyllic childhood summers spent in a cabin rented by my parents on Sunset Lake in the Upper Penninsula of Michigan With each luminous description of the luscious landscapes I was transported back to the sights sounds and smells of the waves trees and summer air of my childhood and sat back in wonderment as I watched my memories play back images of my younger self encountering the mysteries of the world This truly is a beautiful book that instilled an emotion in me so delicate and beautifully ineffable that I had to get sloppy drunk enough to have the audacity to tarnish it s power by attempting to convey it through the dingy pipelines of my own words This is a subtle little novel that immerses you into nature and reminds you that you are just a tiny dot in a vast universe While nothing appears to be immediately meaningful there is a vast depth to be uncovered if we just sit back relax and let ourselves be engulfed in Jansson s prose Which is much like the magic of the world around us We miss so much if we rapidly hurtle through the world trying to leave a mark upon it as we attempt to ensnare some sort of meaning that we can hold onto and bottle up in an airtight jar of our own identity Instead Jansson asks us to take the slow scenic route and transcend beyond our own identity to become a small part of nature a tiny part of something greater There is where the true magic of existence is found listening to the orchestra of nature all around us and seeing the power and beauty in the tiniest of interactions in seeing each interaction with another consciousness as a gift in itself and finding peace in our small corner of the world Jansson expertly harnesses the aura of summer and its nights that are as Bruno Schulz once wrote as vast as the megalomanic aspirations of young lovers This book is utterly cleansing to a weary heart like a brilliant ray of sunshine through a dusty attic and makes for a perfect summer get away for readers of any age This book makes me glad to be alive55 To the final landscape of our old age as summer fades This is a fine moment Silences settles all around us each of us wanders his own way and we all meet by the sea in the peaceful sunset

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Nderstated love emerges one that encompasses not only the summer inhabitants but the island itself with its mossy rocks windswept firs and unpredictable seasFull of brusue humour and wisdom The Summer Book is a profoundly life affirm. Rating 45 of fiveThe Publisher Says In The Summer Book Tove Jansson distills the essence of the summer its sunlight and storms into twenty two crystalline vignettes This brief novel tells the story of Sophia a six year old girl awakening to existence and Sophia s grandmother nearing the end of hers as they spend the summer on a tiny unspoiled island in the Gulf of Finland The grandmother is unsentimental and wise if a little cranky Sophia is impetuous and volatile but she tends to her grandmother with the care of a new parent Together they amble over coastline and forest in easy companionship build boats from bark create a miniature Venice write a fanciful study of local bugs They discuss things that matter to young and old alike life death the nature of God and of love On an island thinks the grandmother everything is complete In The Summer Book Jansson creates her own complete world full of the varied joys and sorrows of lifeTove Jansson whose Moomintroll comic strip and books brought her international acclaim lived for much of her life on an island like the one described in The Summer Book and the work can be enjoyed as her closely observed journal of the sounds sights and feel of a summer spent in intimate contact with the natural world The Summer Book is translated from the Swedish by Thomas TealMy Review I am a person who likes uiet My home environment when I m able to force my will on my roommate is free of audio pollution like TV and radio Perhaps in compensation I love spy stories and space war epics and historical novels with battles explosions near misses with the main character dangling from rooftopsthe very essence of un uiet The Summer Book is in contrast the uietest reading imaginable Yes there are stormsan island will experience a lot of thosethere are misfit neighbors in ugly houses and all of it is so much the proper order of things that they fail to create fear in the reader The two or three hours you ll spend with this family as its members learn to grow learn to let go and simply earn their living won t be wastedI d strongly suggest this as a midafternoon sunny day read or the uiet and the rightness of story and style will lull the tense stressed relaxation deprived modern person into a deep satisfying sleep

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Ing story Tove Jansson captured much of her own experience and spirit in the book which was her favourite of the novels she wrote for adults This new edition sees the return of a European literary gem fresh authentic and deeply human. Totally charming and remarkably deep little book makes for a very happy afternoon Jannson s talent shines through in her depiction of both the old and the young The Grandmother and Sophia have much in common and the novel is revelation on how to write different ages with honesty and clarity It s such a lean thing that it s not particularly worth pulling out individual episodes but there are a couple of moments Sophia s book on worms a thwarted party that will stick with me Gorgeous descriptions A wonderful consistency in usage of words like nice and pretty words that should be used oftenIf I had to describe it I would say that it s sort of the spiritual link between Sei Shonagon and Lydia Davis