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A Sort Of Children’s Classic (age 7+)
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finn family moomintroll
by tove jansson
A Special Collectors’ Edition Moomin Hardback lovingly restored to its original stunning design
Meet the Moomins in this world famous, much-loved children’s classic
The Moomins, in case you haven’t already met them, are kind, philosophical creatures with velvety fur and smooth round snouts, who live in a beautiful valley in a forest in Finland. They have the most natural way of turning friends into family – Moominmamma simply adds another plank to the table and builds a new bed. Moomins sleep through the winter, when the snow turns their house into a great snowball. But, when spring comes, they wake and clamber down rope ladders hanging from their windows, ready for a bright new adventure.
In Finn Family Moomintroll the discovery of the Hobgoblin’s hat leads to the most extraordinary magic and mayhem. Coupled with the arrival of Thingumy and Bob and their mysterious suitcase, the Moomins have never experienced anything quite like this before.
Tove Jansson wrote and illustrated her first Moomin story, The Moomins and the Great Flood, in 1945 though it was the next two books Comet in Moominland and Finn Family Moomintroll, published in 1946 and 1948 respectively, that brought her worldwide fame. Initially published as Trollkarlens Hatt (The Hobgoblin’s Hat), the title was changed when it was chosen by the UK publisher Ernest Benn to introduce the series.
The Moomin books have since appeared in more than sixty languages and have remained in print for seventy years as new generations of readers become enchanted by the characters, the gentle philosophy, adventurousness and fun of the stories and the timeless beauty of their illustrations.