"Moomin: The Complete Lars Jansson Comic Strip, Volume 9 welcomes readers back to the beloved world of Moominvalley, where pancakes and jam are a perfectly acceptable supper and a damsel in distress can live in a pre-fabricated castle. The ninth volume of Tove and Lars Jansson s classic comic strip features the beloved Fuddler and Married Life story. Together, the four stories in this collection display the poignancy, whimsy, and philosophical bent that constitute the Moomins enduring appeal. Whimsical and charming, Moomin s (mis)adven¬tures suggest an Alice in Wonderland dream world with odd beings, unexplained connections, and events that freewheel out of control. Library Journal Moomin is about freedom, tolerance, and optimism amid frustration, loss, and fear. Modern Painters "