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Tove Jansson

  • 5 stars across 84 books
    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. By 1970, when the last in the series, Moominvalley in November was published her books had become world famous. The eight Moomin titles would be translated into over fifty languages and remain in print for the next 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.

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    3rd February 2011

    Comet in Moominland

    A comet is speeding towards Earth and nobody knows what to do! Will it destroy everything and everyone? Moomintroll... More

    (6 reviews)
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    1st July 2010

    Moomin and the Birthday Button

    The Moomin family and their friends are the delightful creation of Tove Jansson, and are full of a particular humour a... More

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    6th August 2009

    Finn Family Moomintroll

    Finn Family Moomintroll is the second book in the cult classic Moomin series by Tove Jansson. A must-read for adul... More

    (3 reviews)
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    3rd September 2015

    Moomin and the Wishing Star

    When Moomintroll findsa beautiful shiny pebble, Snorkmaiden thinks it might be a star - and if it isa star, then Moomin ... More

    (2 reviews)
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    26th July 1973

    Moominland Midwinter

    'This is snow,' Moomintroll whispered to himself. Moomins always sleep through the winter - or they did until the y... More

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    1st November 2012

    The Moomins and the Great Flood

    Created in 1945, yet published in this country for the very first time, The Moomins and the Great Flood offers an extrao... More

    (2 reviews)
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    14th October 2021

    Moominland Midwinter: Colour Edition

    A Fabulous Find from the Moomin Archives A classic Moomin Book with COLOUR ILLUSTRATIONS And a beautiful FOLD-OUT PANO... More

    (2 reviews)
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    4th November 2010

    The Dangerous Journey

    A little girl is transported with the help of magic glasses from the tedium of a summer afternoon into an exciting world... More

    (1 review)
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    4th June 2009

    Moominpappa at Sea

    A Moomintroll is small and shy and fat, and has a Moominpappa and a Moominmamma. Moomins live in the forests of Finland.... More

    (1 review)
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    2nd October 2003

    Who Will Comfort Toffle?

    A tale of Moomin Valley sees Toffle driven from his home by the frightening noises of the forest. Too shy, at first, to ... More

    (1 review)
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