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A Sort Of Children’s Classic (age 7+)
ISBN: 978-1908745651


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comet in moominland

by tove jansson

A Special Collectors’ Edition Moomin Hardback lovingly restored to its original stunning design

The Moomin series begins with the most thrilling adventure of all …

The Moomins, in case you didn’t know, are kind, philosophical creatures with velvety fur and smooth round snouts, who live in a tall blue house in a beautiful woodland valley, beside the sea.

When mysterious signs start to appear of a strange star with a tail, young Moomintroll and his friend Sniff set off to consult the professors in the distant Lonely Mountains. Their journey is packed with adventures which they share with new friends they meet on the way – Snufkin, the carefree wanderer, the fascinating Snorkmaiden, and her brother the Snork. They discover that a ery comet is heading straight for their beloved Moominvalley. But can they race home before the comet crashes?

Tove Jansson wrote and illustrated her first Moomin story, The Moomins and the Great Flood, in 1945 as a form of escape from the dark shadows of war. The publication of Comet in Moominland, introducing readers to the much loved Snufkin, Snork and the Snorkmaiden, launched the world famous series of Moomin novels. These eight titles would be translated into over 50 languages and remain in print for over six decades.

Tove Jansson was a genius of a very subtle kind. These simple stories resonate with profound and complex emotions that are like nothing else in literature for children or adults.
— Philip Pullman

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