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Tue Aug 14, 2018 3:58am

But I don't think it is the Moomins, is what I was trying unsuccessfully to say. That cover is absolutely ringing a very strong bell, but I don't know what it is.

I want to say Vikings, but that brings me back to Noggin the Nog, and the art style is actually quite different. The cover for Rosemary Sutcliff's 'Dawn Wind' is faintly similar, but again, I can't see why I'd go 'that shield! Those mountains! That dragon!' at it.

The inside illustrations don't have the same effect at all; it's very specifically the cover. (Though I am quite baffled by the one of Bilbo summoning the storm... did I miss that along with the naked dwarves??)


  • The illustrator for that edition was Tove Jansson, whose most famous work is, er... The Moomins. Yyyyyyyyyyyeah. =]
    • Yeah, no, I know. — Huinesoron, Tue Aug 14 3:58am
      • Bathing dwarves Hieronymus Graubart, Tue Aug 14 11:10am
        The dwarves bathed at the ford from the Carrock (where the eagles left them) to the eastern bank of the Anduin (from where they proceeded to meet Beorn the were-bear). But "Bilbo summoning a storm"?... more
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