The Summer Book
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In The Summer Book Tove Jansson distills the essence of the summer—its sunlight and storms—into twenty-two crystalline vignettes. This brief novel tells the story of Sophia, a six-year-old girl awakening to existence, and Sophia’s grandmother, nearing the end of hers, as they spend the summer on a tiny unspoiled island in the Gulf of Finland. The grandmother is unsentimental and wise, if a little cranky; Sophia is impetuous and volatile, but she tends to her grandmother with the care of a new parent. Together they amble over coastline and forest in easy companionship, build boats from bark, create a miniature Venice, write a fanciful study of local bugs. They discuss things that matter to young and old alike: life, death, the nature of God and of love. “On an island,” thinks the grandmother, “everything is complete.” In The Summer Book, Jansson creates her own complete world, full of the varied joys and sorrows of life.

Tove Jansson, whose Moomintroll comic strip and books brought her international acclaim, lived for much of her life on an island like the one described in The Summer Book, and the work can be enjoyed as her closely observed journal of the sounds, sights, and feel of a summer spent in intimate contact with the natural world. 

$ 14.00

 

every child is unique in his or her size 

 

as a general rule to sizing, always follow the child's body measurements rather than age. we design our clothes to these specific measurements.

 

size

chest

waist

height

newborn 16" 17" 21"
6 months 17" 18"

26.5"

12 months 18" 19" 31.5"
18 months 19" 19" 34"
2 years 20" 20" 36"
3 years 21" 20.5" 38.5"
4-5 years 21/22" 21" 41 - 43" 
6-7 years 23/24" 22" 45.5 - 48"
8-9 years 25/26" 23" 50.5 - 52.5"
10-11 years 27/28" 24" 55.5 - 57.5"
12 years 29/30" 25" 59.5 - 61.5"
  

 

essentials collection color chart

these are color swatches for items that are found in the essentials collection.
 
 

navy blue

   

white

   

cream

   

cloud

 

blossom

charcoal

natural

sand

soft gray

pointelle diamond

pointelle branch

pointelle twist

pointelle cream