The Dangerous Journey

$29.00

Celebrating sixty years of the Moomins in English - This 'lost classic' reunites our old friends from Moomin Valley together and pairs irresistible artwork with playful rhyming text.

A little girl is transported with the help of magic glasses from the tedium of a summer afternoon into an exciting world of mangrove swamps, spluttering volcanoes and sea where birds fly upside down and wild things threaten to pounce. But she is not alone. Old friends from Moomin Valley - Hemulen, Sniff, Snufkin, Thingummy and Bob - have joined her on the journey, and Moomin too, who rides to their rescue in a stripey balloon.

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
  • Hardback

Author bio:

Tove Jansson, writer and artist (1914-2001) first published her Moomin stories for children sixty-five years ago. They appeared in English five years later and have since been translated in thirty-five languages.The enduringly popular, The Book about Moomin, Mymble and Little My and Who Will Comfort Toffle? are both published by Sort of Books. They have together sold in excess of 55,000 copies.

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 Book about Moomin, Mymble and Little My and Who will comfort Toffle?

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Maker Profile

Tove Jansson

Tove Jansson is doubtless one of the best Finnish artists of all time and also the most widely read Finnish author abroad. Her lifework is immeasurably valuable because of the success she made as a writer, artist and as a cartoonist. She was a multi-talented artist who is mostly remembered as a creator of the Moomins. The Moomin books have been translated into about fifty languages.

In addition to the Moomin books and comics, she received recognition for her short stories and novels. Tove Jansson´s world fame is also recognisable because she succeeded to write for both children and adults at the same time.

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