The Book About Moomin, Mymble and Little My
Follow Moomin's adventures in verse, through amazing full colour, cut-out pages as she helps Mymble find her little sister My.
This brand new version of a 'lost classic' pairs Jansson's irresistible artwork with a playful rhyming text by one of Britain's star poets.
- Printed in the UK
- FSC paper
The writer and artist Tove Jansson (1914-2001) is a Scandinavian national treasure: she has a museum dedicated to her work in her native Finland, and the Moomin characters adorn everything from mugs to schoolbags. Elsewhere, Moomin stories have been published in 35 languages.
Sophie Hannah is a bestselling poet and author who was shortlisted for the 2007 T.S. Eliot Prize. She has also created the acclaimed English verse translations for A Dangerous Journey and Who will comfort Toffle?
It all started with a Moomin-like character Tove Jansson called Snork and used as a signature. She created the first actual Moomin story during the second world war, seeking comfort in the world of fairy tales. In addition to the nine chapter books about the Moomins, Tove Jansson wrote and illustrated three beloved Moomin picture books and a comic strip published in the London-based newspaper The Evening News. The comic strip was syndicated throughout the Commonwealth which led to the Moomins gaining worldwide fame. The sudden popularity of the Moomins subsequently took them to the theatre stage, the tv screen and into the world of merchandise – and the rest is history.