Who Will Comfort Toffle?: A Tale of Moomin Valley by Tove Jansson / ISBN 9781770460171 / 24-page hardcover, all in color, from Drawn and Quarterly
A SCANDINAVIAN MIDCENTURY CLASSIC BACK IN PRINT
“This book has everything that makes Jansson's work so extraordinary: whimsy, joy, economy and complexity.” ―The Independent (U.K.)
“A warm and immensely re-readable story of loneliness and of friendship. The Moomin stories have a timeless quality, and speak to every new generation.” ―The Bookseller (U.K.)
“Who Will Comfort Toffle? is classic Jansson, the flat, matte expanses of colour on the pages broken up with psychedelic detail.” ―Sunday Telegraph (U.K.)
Who Will Comfort Toffle? is the timeless, magical tale of the wistful wallflower, Toffle-too shy to speak to anyone and too fearful of the world he is watching from afar. Lonely and sad, Toffle runs away from home and watches the magical cast of Moomin Valley-Mymble, My, Snufkin, the merry whompses and the Fillyjonk-celebrate and enjoy life. His insecurity continues to only serve his isolation until he has the courage to overcome his fears by reaching out to another frightened introvert, the mesmerizing Miffle. Who Will Comfort Toffle? is an endearing, introspective story that will speak to readers of all ages-anyone who has ever needed a friend to pull them out of their shell.
Joining Drawn & Quarterly's archival series of Moomin The Complete Tove Jansson Comic Strip, Moomin, Mymble & Little My, and the Moomintroll chapter books is the glorious reprinting of the Tove Jansson classic children's book Who Will Comfort Toffle? with a loving translation by British poet Sophie Hannah.