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The Summer Book - Tove Jansson

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Published: 8th July 2003
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The Summer Book is a fresh, vivid and magical novel about seemingly endless summers of discovery. An elderly artist and her six year old granddaughter while away the summer together, on a tiny island in the Gulf of Finland, their solitude disturbed only by migrating birds, sudden storms and an occasional passing boat. Gradually, the two learn to adjust to each other's fears, foibles and yearnings for independence, and a fierce yet understated love emerges - one that engulfs not only the summer inhabitants, but the very island itself. Tove Jansson writes with a special toughness, and with a quiet, dry sense of humour, about a small girl and her grandmother, who as kindred spirits share the long days together.

Tove Jansson was a genius. This is a marvellous, beautiful, wise novel, which is also very funny. -- Philip Pullman
This is a wonderful, life-affirming, spirited book. Reading it was a tonic. -- Chris Stewart (author, Driving Over Lemons)
Eccentric, funny, wise, full of joys and small adventures. This is a book for life. -- Esther Freud

ISBN: 9780954221713
ISBN-10: 0954221710
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 176
Published: 8th July 2003
Publisher: Sort of Books
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 19.8 x 13.2  x 1.6
Weight (kg): 0.21
Edition Number: 1