Wednesday, October 17, 2012

Drawn & Quarterly for Christmas


I mentioned a few days back that I got a package from Drawn & Quarterly. Well, avert your eyes all ye children who receive holiday gifts from me, lest your Christmas comeuppance be spoiled. (Hey, if Target can start shilling for the holidays before Halloween, so can I!)

First up is Pippi Moves In! From the publisher... "Pippi Moves In marks the first time that the legendary Pippi Longstocking comics by famed children’s author and creator Astrid Lindgren and Danish illustrator Ingrid Vang Nyman will be published outside of Scandinavia in thirty years, as well as their first ever publication in English." 

Wowser. 

Pippi Longstocking on an ultra awesome pill. Awesome as an adjective doesn't even begin to do it justice.




Tucked underneath were these little paperback Moomin comic strip books by the eternally fabulous Tove Jansson: Moomin's Winter Follies and Moomin Valley Turns Jungle. Perfect stocking stuffers! 



And perfect additions to our Moomin picture book collection: The Dangerous Journey, Who Will Comfort Toffle? and The Book About Moomin, Mymble and Little My.

Time to start book hoarding for the holidays folks!



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13 comments:

Danzel @Silver Shoes and Rabbit Holes said...

This. Is. Awesome. These will be on my Christmas list... forget the kids.

Sergio R. said...

It's so good that D&Q has published the Pippi comics. Ingrid Vang Nyman was really great and original. It's very sad that her life was so short and tragic.

Melissa@Julias Bookbag said...

This is going to be embarrassing but here goes: !!!!!!! OMG!!!! SO AWESOME!!! FREAKING THE FLIP OUT RIGHT NOW!!!

Not sure if you know my kind of...STRONG feelings about Moomins and anything Astrid Lindgren. I have every one of the Moomin picture books (and of course, the entire series of the original books.)

How fast am I getting this lot here? SO FAST BABY!!!

Burgin Streetman said...

Wow Sergio, I did not know anything about her. I just looked it up. Such a physically beautiful woman and a tragic life, indeed. Makes the drawings all them more amazing.

Ariel S. Winter said...

How are you on this list, and I'm not? More importantly, how can you get me on the list? I want free D&Q books.

Antmusic said...

Oh my goodness! These are divine!

Leanne@VintageBooksfortheVeryYoung said...

So cooool!!

Burgin Streetman said...

Ariel, future NY Times best-selling authors are not eligible for publicity copies of anything! :)

Laura Ottina said...

Lucky Kids.. I alsogrew up with Moomins and Pippi, and still love them!

Lucy said...

I was just thinking about Astrid Lindgren recently, I was looking for Emil and the Detectives thinking it was one of her Emil books(So funny). I was wrong, as I'm sure you know. Thanks a MILLION for sharing this, I've already ordered the Moomins for stockings.

Jessie Spielvogel said...

I always love your blogs! They are some of my go-to's when I'm searching for fun children's book ideas to tweet about!

-Jessie, BabyBookBaskets

Anonymous said...

I fell in love with Scandinavian illustrators with my Swedish children. Pippi books had several illustators. Ilon Wiklund has a charm as well.
Jennifer in France

Ruostevilla said...

I grew up with Pippi and the Moomin world. A friend of mine is convinced that we Finnish women are so indipendent because we had Pippi as a model. Moomins were our friends in immaginary adventures. Thank you for reminding me all that!

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