Author(s): Tove Jansson
Finn Family Moomintroll is the best-loved book in the cult classic Moomin series by Tove Jansson. A must-read for both children and adults.
Poor little chap! He had been turned into a very strange animal indeed . . .
Although they're small, fat and shy creatures, Moomins have the most amazing adventures. It all begins when Moominpappa tries on a magic hat that makes exciting and funny things happen . . .
Special Collectors' Edition lovingly restored to its original stunning design.
"A freshness and originality that have hardly ever been matched. Tove Jansson should have had the Nobel Prize." -- Philip Pullman
'They seem to grow in wisdom and delight every time I read them' - Philip Pullman
'A beautifully strange world, excquisitely illustrated' - Lauren Child
The Finnish artist and author Tove Jansson (1914-2001) 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. With the publication of The Finn Family Moomintroll, her third and best loved title, she became a worldwide sensation. Her eight Moomin chapter books would be translated into over 60 languages and remain in print for over six decades.
Tove Jansson lived in Helsinki and a tiny island in the Gulf of Finland which she shared with her life partner, the graphic artist, Tuulikki Pietila.