The Summer Book

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The Summer Book
Author Tove Jansson
Original title Sommarboken
Country Finland
Language Swedish
Publisher Sort of Books
Published in English

The Summer Book (in the original Swedish Sommarboken) is a book written by Finnish author Tove Jansson in 1972.


An elderly woman and her six-year-old granddaughter Sophia spend a summer together on a tiny island in the Gulf of Finland exploring, talking about life, nature, everything but their feelings about Sophia's mother's death and their love for one another.[1]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ Rayner, Richard (27 April 2008). "Dreams of an endless summer". Los Angeles Times. Retrieved 6 September 2012. 
  2. ^ Jaggi, Maya (3 September 2005). "Runes of song". The Guardian. London. 
  3. ^ a b Rix, Juliet (3 July 2010). "The Moomins – a family affair". The Guardian. London.