The Moomin Colouring Diary


Author: N.A
Publisher: Macmillan Children's Books
ISBN: 9781509841738
Category:
Page: 128
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Colour your way through the year with this stunning, diary edition of the bestselling Moomin Colouring Book. Perfect for recording your thoughts and activities, with inspiring quotes and moments of Moomin wisdom to guide you through even the bleakest months. A stylish and portable diary, featuring artwork from the coveted archive of Moomin creator, Tove Jansson.

Finn Family Moomintroll


Author: Tove Jansson
Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux (BYR)
ISBN: 146687158X
Category: Juvenile Fiction
Page: 176
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It is spring in the valley and the Moomins are ready for adventure! Moomintroll and his friends Snufkin and Sniff find the Hobgoblin's top hat, all shiny and new and just waiting to be taken home. They soon realize that his is no ordinary hat; it can turn anything—or anyone—into something else!

Love from the Moomins


Author: N.A
Publisher: Penguin UK
ISBN: 0241347629
Category: Juvenile Fiction
Page: 32
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Love is . . . Loud Love is . . . Quiet Join The Moomins for a celebration of love. This delightful little book features all of your favourite Moomin characters and whimsical illustrations by Tove Jansson. The perfect gift for Valentine's Day, or any other day you want to say 'I love you!'

Moomin and the Winter Snow


Author: Tove Jansson
Publisher: Puffin Books
ISBN: 9780141340593
Category: Children's stories
Page: 32
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If you haven't met a Moomin yet, you're missing the most magical fun . . . 'I don't want snow if it means no Snufkin.' Winter has come early to Moominvalley and it is time for Moomin's friend to travel south. Moomin worries whether Snufkin will miss him as much as he will miss Snufkin, and if so, how will he know? Look out for other Moomin books - Moomin and the Birthday Button Moomin and the Moonlight Adventure

Chihuly


Author: Donald Burton Kuspit,Dale Chihuly
Publisher: Abrams
ISBN: 9780810963368
Category: Art glass
Page: 343
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Dale Chihuly began to work in glass some 30 years ago, inspired by its unique ability to convey and transform color, light, and space. A co-founder of the Pilchuk Glass School, north of Seattle, he revolutionized the American studio glass movement by adapting the teamwork he observed when he became one of the first Americans allowed access to the secrets of Venetian glassblowing. In this first full-scale study of Chihuly's career to date, the distinguished art critic Donald Kuspit broadens our understanding of Chihuly's innovative and avidly sought-after work. Enhanced by superb new photographs of Chihuly's spectacular glass sculpture, Kuspit's essay explores the relationship of medium to artistry and craftsmanship and the dynamics of the creative process. A winner of the prestigious Frank Jewett Mather Award for Distinction in Art Criticism, Kuspit is an ideal interpreter of Chihuly's significance in the world of twentieth-century art. The superb colorplates and the book's dramatic design do full justice to the artist's brilliant multi-part sets, complex groupings, and inventive architectural installations.

Adult Jigsaw Moomin

A Dangerous Journey
Author: Flame Tree Studio
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9781786646330
Category:
Page: N.A
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Part of an exciting series of sturdy, square-box 1000-piece jigsaw puzzles from Flame Tree, featuring powerful and popular works of art. This new jigsaw will satisfy your need for a challenge, with the charming Moomin: The Dangerous Journey. Recommended for ages 12+.

The Moomins: The World of Moominvalley


Author: Philip Ardagh,Frank Cottrell Boyce,Macmillan Children's Books Staff
Publisher: Macmillan Children's Books
ISBN: 9781509810017
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Page: 324
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A stunning gift book for Moomin fans to treasure.Step into the magical world of Moominvalley with this beautiful and unique book - a fun, fascinating, and unprecedented look at the wonderful world of the Moomins and their creator, Tove Jansson. Filled with illustrated maps and family trees, facts about Moomintroll behaviour and habits, this book contains all you could wish to know about the beloved characters from the original Moomin stories and the world in which they live. Find out all about Moomintroll's adventures, Moominmamma's handbag and Moominpappa's diary, and meet the extended Moomin family including Snork Maiden, Snufkin, Sniff, and Little My. This book also takes you behind the studio door of the uniquely talented, Tove Jansson. Featuring original Moomin drawings, colour studies and stunning character sketches as well as family photographs and Tove's childhood drawings. Written by award-winning children's author Philip Ardagh, with contributions from bestselling children's author, screenwriter and Moomin devotee, Frank Cottrell Boyce, The World of Moominvalley is a highly illustrated, beautifully designed gift book for all Moomin fans to treasure.

Spike Milligan Desk Diary 2019


Author: Flame Tree Studio
Publisher: Flame Tree Publishing
ISBN: 9781786649713
Category:
Page: 96
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Perhaps best known as the co-creator of and writer for The Goon Show, Spike Milligan has received accolades as a comedian, musician, poet and playwright. This week-to-view desk diary features a selection of his hilarious cartoons that have been chosen by his Manager, Norma Farnes.

Moomin Book Two

The Complete Tove Jansson Comic Strip
Author: Tove Jansson
Publisher: Macmillan
ISBN: 9781897299197
Category: Comics & Graphic Novels
Page: 88
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Presents the complete comic series featuring Tove Jansson's observations of everyday life.

A Dog's Life


Author: Gemma Correll
Publisher: TeNeues
ISBN: 9783832797423
Category: Design
Page: 127
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Gemma Correll's whimsical illustrations capture all Fido's moods from perky scamp to loyal, obedient protector. Although this book does present a vast array of canine shenanigans purely for our amusement, be forewarned—you'll also get some startling insights into what your dog is really thinking about you (and, it may not always be complimentary—not that you will really mind). You see, dogs have insinuated themselves into our lives as no other creatures could. What's more, they know they'll always have a place in our hearts. Why else do we lavish them with yummy treats and belly scratches? There's something about a wagging tail and a soulful stare that's just too hard to resist.

Schaum's Outline of Financial Management, Third Edition


Author: Jae Shim,Joel Siegel
Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional
ISBN: 0071702520
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 504
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Confused about financial management? Problem solved. Schaum's Outline of Financial Management provides a succinct review of all financial management concepts in topics such as financial forecasting, planning and budgeting, the management of working capital, short-term financing, time value of money, risk, return, and valuation, capital budgeting, and more.

Cracking the SAT Subject Test in Biology E/M, 16th Edition

Everything You Need to Help Score a Perfect 800
Author: Princeton Review
Publisher: Princeton Review
ISBN: 1524710911
Category: Study Aids
Page: 496
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EVERYTHING YOU NEED TO HELP SCORE A PERFECT 800. Equip yourself to ace the SAT Subject Test in Biology with The Princeton Review's comprehensive study guide—including 2 full-length practice tests, thorough reviews of key biology topics, and targeted strategies for every question type. Bio can be a tough subject to get a good handle on—and scoring well on the SAT Subject Test isn't easy to do. Written by the experts at The Princeton Review, Cracking the SAT Subject Test in Biology E/M arms you to take on the exam with all the help you need to get the score you want. Techniques That Actually Work. • Tried-and-true strategies to help you avoid traps and beat the test • Tips for pacing yourself and guessing logically • Essential tactics to help you work smarter, not harder Everything You Need to Know for a High Score. • Expert subject reviews for every test topic • Up-to-date information on the SAT Subject Test in Biology • Score conversion tables for accurate self-assessment and to help you track your progress Practice Your Way to Perfection. • 2 full-length practice tests with detailed answer explanations • Practice quizzes in every content chapter to help deepen your knowledge • Helpful diagrams and tables for visual guides to the material This eBook edition has been optimized for on-screen learning with cross-linked questions, answers, and explanations.

Translating Happiness

A Cross-Cultural Lexicon of Well-Being
Author: Tim Lomas
Publisher: MIT Press
ISBN: 0262344645
Category: Psychology
Page: 240
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Western psychology is rooted in the philosophies and epistemologies of Western culture. But what of concepts and insights from outside this frame of reference? Certain terms not easily translatable into English -- for example, nirva?a (from Sanskrit), or agápe (from Classical Greek), or turangawaewae (from Maori) -- are rich with meaning but largely unavailable to English-speaking students and seekers of wellbeing. In this book, Tim Lomas argues that engaging with "untranslatable" terms related to well-being can enrich not only our understanding but also our experience. We can use these words, Lomas suggests, to understand and express feelings and experiences that were previously inexpressible. Lomas examines 400 words from 80 languages, arranges them thematically, and develops a theoretical framework that highlights the varied dimensions of well-being and traces the connections between them. He identifies three basic dimensions of well-being -- feelings, relationships, and personal development -- and then explores each in turn through untranslatable words. Ânanda, for example, usually translated as bliss, can have spiritual associations in Buddhist and Hindu contexts; kefi in Greek expresses an intense emotional state -- often made more intense by alcohol. The Japanese concept of koi no yokan means a premonition or presentiment of love, capturing the elusive and vertiginous feeling of being about to fall for someone, imbued with melancholy and uncertainty; the Yiddish term mensch has been borrowed from its Judaic and religious connotations to describe an all-around good human being; and Finnish offers sisu -- inner determination in the face of adversity. Expanding the lexicon of well-being in this way showcases the richness of cultural diversity while reminding us powerfully of our common humanity. Lomas's website, www.drtimlomas.com/lexicography, allows interested readers to contribute their own words and interpretations.

Moomin: The Deluxe Anniversary Edition


Author: Tove Jansson
Publisher: Drawn and Quarterly
ISBN: 9781770461710
Category: Juvenile Fiction
Page: 448
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A celebration of Tove Jansson's legacy, one hundred years after her birth Tove Jansson's Moomin stories made her one of the most beloved Scandinavian authors of the twentieth century. Jansson's whimsical tales of Moominvalley resonate with children for their lighthearted spirit, and with adults for their incisive commentary on the banality of everyday life. The year 2014 marks the centenary of her birth, and Jansson is being honored with events in Japan, Scandinavia, England, Germany, Russia, Australia, Italy, Spain, and France. Drawn & Quarterly is joining the festivities by releasing Moomin: The Deluxe Anniversary Edition, a slipcased hardcover collection of the complete Tove Jansson-penned Moomin comic strip, replete with all of her most popular storylines and original pencil sketches. It has been more than sixty years since the Moomin comic strip debuted in the London Evening News. By the end of its run in 1975, Moomin was syndicated in more than forty newspapers around the world and hailed for its light-handed, charming stories. The comics were revived in 2005 by Drawn & Quarterly and published to widespread acclaim, sparking a new generation of devoted Moomin fans with international editions around the world. Moomin: The Deluxe Anniversary Edition celebrates the classic comics the world adores, and will feature an essay about Tove's work on the Moomin strip.

The Laughing Cry

An African Cock and Bull Story
Author: Henri Lopes
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Fiction
Page: 259
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Brilliant, ferocious burlesque of Africa's strong-man politics, by a great African writer.

The Moomins Craft Book


Author: N.A
Publisher: Macmillan Children's Books
ISBN: 9781509810383
Category:
Page: 160
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A beautiful and stylish gift book filled with unique handcrafted projects, inspired by Tove Jansson's artwork and the world of the Moomins.Get creative with The Moomins Craft Book, a stylish Scandinavian craft book featuring over twenty-six beautiful projects, all inspired by the wonderful world of Tove Jansson's Moomins.Make some Moomin mittens, learn how to crochet a Moomintroll, and get creative with stylish Moomin Jewellery and Moomin-themed decorations and flowers! This gift book is packed with craft techniques and activities including: sewing, knitting, crochet, paper craft, painting, jewellery-making, and needle felt, all with step-by-step instructions.Beautifully designed with stunning photography throughout, The Moomins Craft Book is perfect for Moomin fans and keen creatives of all ages, featuring activities suitable for young children as well as more challenging projects for experienced adult crafters.

Cat Bearing Gifts

A Joe Grey Mystery
Author: Shirley Rousseau Murphy
Publisher: William Morrow
ISBN: 9780061806940
Category: Fiction
Page: 320
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In this poignant new entry in Shirley Rousseau Murphy's beloved, award-winning series, feline P.I. Joe Grey and his four-legged cohorts are plunged into a nightmarish mystery involving a series of strange events that endangers them and the humans they love The confusing events that early fall in Molena Point began perhaps with the return of Kate Osborne, the beguiling blond divorcée arriving in California richer than sin and with a story as strange as the melodies spun by a modern Pied Piper to mesmerize the unwary. Or maybe the strangeness started with the old faded photograph of a child from a half-century past, and the memories she awakened in the old yellow tomcat. Perhaps that was the beginning of the odd occurrences that stirred through the coastal village, setting the five cats off on new paths. . . . On the way home from visiting their friend Kate Osborne in San Francisco, tortoiseshell Kit and her elderly housemates, Lucinda and Pedric Greenlaw, are hurt in a terrible car crash on a winding coastal road. The accident is terrifying enough, but then two dangerous men steal the Greenlaws' town car, making off with a secret hoard of jewels and gold—a gift bestowed from Kate's newfound treasure—carefully hidden inside its doors. As paramedics rush the Greenlaws to the emergency room, a badly shaken Kit hides from hungry coyotes in the forested hills above the highway, waiting for Joe, Pan, and their human companions, Ryan and Clyde Damen, to rescue her. Back home in Molena Point, yellow tomcat Misto, discovering a faded photograph of a child living fifty years ago, becomes lost in his memories of that past century—while Joe Grey and his tabby lady prowl an abandoned stone cottage where they've discovered two rough-looking men hiding. The cats smell mildewed money, and soon smell human blood, too, and they wonder: Could these unsettling incidents be tied to the injury of the Greenlaws and to the theft of their car and treasure? Could they be, as well, part of the larger mystery involving the very source of the cats' magical powers? Misto and his unfailing memory might provide some answers, but his feline detective efforts are nearly derailed when Misto's son, Pan, the bold red tomcat, led on by the Greenlaws' exotic treasure and by his taste for adventure, drives a painful wedge between himself and Kit, just when their romance feels so filled with joy. But Kit is busy with other matters, too, as she follows the two housebreakers, one badly injured and the other eager to end his partner's misery, as they make off with more wealth than even they realize. Though the cats know more than the thieves about the unique items stolen, their investigation is still in trouble. Only slowly, and after two sudden murders, do they at last claw their way to the truth, examining more intently the source of the gold and jewels, understanding more clearly, as well, the secrets of the moldering treasury bills—the mystery of their source, generations past, when Misto lived another life.