Moominpappa at Sea

“He felt completely alive from the tips of his ears to the tip of his tail”

In Moominpappa at Sea, released in 1965, the Moomin family moves from the safe and familiar Moominvalley to a distant lighthouse island at the mercy of the sea, storms and the forces of nature. Even the home-loving Moomins need a change of scenery sometimes. The trip is initiated by Moominpappa, who has lost touch with himself and has started to feel unnecessary. 

Moominpappa yearns to make a fresh start, to find a rocky island and lighthouse where he’ll feel alert and important again. And so, the Moomins set sail for a new home.

In Moominpappa at Sea they arrive at an island that proves as mysterious and wild as even Moominpappa had hoped. It even has a deserted lighthouse. But how is Moominmamma to grow her flowers and what strange fate befell the last keeper of the lighthouse? As they discover their new home, the family also discovers surprising, and wonderfully funny, new things about themselves.

Moominpappa at Sea is the eighth book in the beloved Moomin book series which Tove Jansson began writing in the 1940s.

“He felt completely alive from the tips of his ears to the tip of his tail”

In Moominpappa at Sea, released in 1965, the Moomin family moves from the safe and familiar Moominvalley to a distant lighthouse island at the mercy of the sea, storms and the forces of nature. Even the home-loving Moomins need a change of scenery sometimes. The trip is initiated by Moominpappa, who has lost touch with himself and has started to feel unnecessary. 

Moominpappa yearns to make a fresh start, to find a rocky island and lighthouse where he’ll feel alert and important again. And so, the Moomins set sail for a new home.

In Moominpappa at Sea they arrive at an island that proves as mysterious and wild as even Moominpappa had hoped. It even has a deserted lighthouse. But how is Moominmamma to grow her flowers and what strange fate befell the last keeper of the lighthouse? As they discover their new home, the family also discovers surprising, and wonderfully funny, new things about themselves.

Moominpappa at Sea is the eighth book in the beloved Moomin book series which Tove Jansson began writing in the 1940s.

info

  • Year of publication

    1965

  • Original title

    Pappan och havet

  • Page count

    228

Quote

“He came to the edge of the water and stood watching the breakers. There was the sea – his sea – going past, wave after wave, foaming recklessly, raging furiously, but, somehow, tranquil at the same time.”

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