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This is a Mangled Rewrite of 'The Exploits of Moominpappa.'
on 9 August 2003
The same book, only not as good. The translation is much less sensitively done, and the plot has been dumbed down and arbitrarily adjusted in an attempt (which fails) to make it accessible to less able readers (at least I presume that's what they had in mind).
Since 'The Exploits of Moominpappa' is in print, and is the authentic version of this book, buy that instead. This book is a much less satisfying read. When I received my copy (a) I felt cheated, and (b) I immediately took steps to secure the original instead.
People who mangle books like this should be fed to the Groke.