The Book about Moomin, Mymble and Little My (Hardcover)

By Tove Jansson

Drawn & Quarterly, 9781897299951, 20pp.

Publication Date: October 13, 2009

Winter 2009 Kids' List

“We would all like to be someone who can do no wrong, but I'm afraid we'll have to leave that to people like Tove Jansson, the beloved creator of the Moomins. This marvelously fun cut-out book is appearing for the first time in English. As Moomintroll heads home, he has a series of adventures, in which children are asked to guess what happens next. Just delightful!”
— Kenny Brechner, Devaney, Doak & Garrett Booksellers, Inc., Farmington, ME
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In a delightful, curious game of what comes next, Moomintroll travels through the woods to get home with milk for Moominmamma. A simple trip turns into a colorful adventure as Moomintroll meets Mymble, who has lost her sister, Little My. Along the way, they endure the hijinks of all the charming characters of the Moomin world, including the Fillijonks and Hattifatteners. Will Moomintroll ever make it home safe and sound?

A beautiful and boisterous story by internationally acclaimed children's author Tove Jansson, this picture book is sure to tickle the fancies of parents and kids as well as Moomintroll fans everywhere.

About the Author

Tove Jansson (1914-2001) was born in Helsinki and spent much of her life in Finland. She is the author of the Moomin books, including Comet in Moominland and Finn Family Moomintroll. Born into an artistic family--her father was a sculptor and her mother was a graphic designer and illustrator--Jansson studied at the University College of Arts, Crafts and Design in Stockholm, the Finnish Academy of Fine Arts, and L'Ecole des Beaux-Arts in Paris. In addition to her Moomin books, she also wrote several novels, drew comic strips and worked as a painter and illustrator. In 1966, she was awarded the Hans Christian Andersen Medal for her body of work. Jansson had a studio in Helsinki but spent most of her time at her home on a small island called Klovharu.

Praise For The Book about Moomin, Mymble and Little My

"From the bold colors and oddball creatures to expressive variations in font and inventive die-cuts, the book remains a kid-friendly package and a wonderfully weird vision."
--Publishers Weekly "A joy. This brilliant new edition has a translation by Sophie Hannah (a wonderful poet in her own right) and her text teases and beguiles at every turn.... Three cheers."
--Kate Kellaway, The Observer