The Moomins and the Great Flood

$25.00

Essential reading for any lover of the Moomins. This is where it all began.

Created in 1945, yet published in this country for the very first time, The Moomins and the Great Flood offers an extraordinary glimpse into the creativity and imagination that launched the Moomin books. Moominmamma and young Moomintroll search for the long lost Moominpappa through forest and flood, meeting a little creature (an early Sniff) and the elegantly strange Tulippa along the way. Tove Jansson illustrates her first-ever Moomin adventure with stunning sepia watercolour and delightful pen and ink drawings. A revelation for Moomin fans. Other Moomin picture books include The Book About Moomin, Mymble and Little My, Who Will Comfort Toffle? and The Dangerous Journey.
  • Printed in the UK
  • FSC paper
  • Hardback

Author bio:

Tove Jansson (1914-2001) is Scandinavia's best known and best loved children's author. Her Moomin series, about a young Moomintroll, his family and friends, has been published in thirty-five languages and is the subject of plays, films and a TV animation. The Moomins and the Great Flood was her first ever Moomin story.

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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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