Sculptor's Daughter

Sculptor's Daughter

A Childhood Memoir

Book - 2014
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Tove Jansson's memoirs of her early years, filled with joy, exuberance, and the satisfaction of being--with an abundance of photographic illustrations.

The excitement of being alive and savoring the good things that are life pervades all the writing of Tove Jansson. The beloved nine volumes of her Moomintroll chronicles for younger readers, her two adult novels, The Summer Book and Sun City; and her internationally known paintings and drawings reveal this delight in existence. In her memoirs of her very early years she shares the pleasures of growing up with a happy, freedom-loving family and with nature in Finland. It is a childhood memory that speaks to people everywhere.

Publisher: New York, New York :, William Morrow, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers,, 2014, ©1969.
ISBN: 9780062334626
Branch Call Number: 839. 73 JAN J
Characteristics: 192 pages : illustrations, 23 cm
Additional Contributors: Hart, Kingsley - Translator

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melwyk Aug 20, 2018

Charming, unexpected, a little odd - this memoir of Swedish/Finnish author Tove Jansson's unusual childhood as the daughter of two artists is told in brief vignettes, with photographs included. It's told from a child's perspective all through; it's very authentic to the imagination of childhood play, darker than we might think it is from our adult perspective. If you like Jansson's work and want to uncover some of the roots for her Moomin stories, pick this one up.

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