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A Sort Of Children’s Classic
by this author
The Memoirs of Moominpappa
by tove jansson
A Special Collectors’ Edition Moomin Hardback lovingly restored to its original stunning design
“One cold and windy autumn evening many years ago a newspaper parcel was found on the doorstep of the Home for Moomin Foundlings. In that parcel I lay, quite small and shivering with cold.”
So begins Moominpappa’s remarkable Memoirs, written to delight his son Moomintroll and friends. What emerges
is a story about storytelling itself as one fabulous tale follows another, and not just about Moominpappa but Sniff and Snufkin’s fathers too – the rather muddled Muddler and the carefree Joxter. Add to this mix the genius inventor Hodgkins, and a grand finale in which Moominpappa rescues a shipwrecked Moominmamma from the waves, and the fun becomes irresistible.
The Memoirs of Moominpappa, which Tove Jansson rewrote from the original Exploits of Moominpappa, is published for the first time in the UK in this Collector’s Edition.
The Memoirs of Moominpappa, was first published in the UK in 1950 under the title, The Exploits of Moominpapa. In the early 1960s Tove Jansson substantially revised this text, redrawing pictures and reinstating her preferred title. This is the very first time the revised edition has become available in the UK.