When stricken with a severe cold, Moominpappa decides to set down an account of his eventful youth, which he shares chapter by chapter with Moomintroll, Sniff, and Snufkin.
â��The Moomin books make for both splendid bedtime read-alouds and solitary savoring.â�� â��"Wall Street Journal"
â��Stuck at home suffering from a terrible cold, Moominpappa puts his time to good use by setting down his adventures from the time he ran away from the strict and repressive Hemulen orphanage until he met and married the inestimable Moominmamma. . . . A felicitous introduction for newcomers to the Moomin tales.â��â��"The Bulletin of the Center for Childrenâ��s Books"
â��Completely winning.â��â��"Kirkus Reviews"
â��A lost treasure now rediscovered. . . . A surrealist masterpiece.â��â��Neil Gaiman
â��Jansson was a genius of a very subtle kind. These simple stories resonate with profound and complex emotions that are like nothing else in literature for children or adults: intensely Nordic, and completely universal.â��â��Philip Pullman
â��Tove Jansson is undoubtedly one of the greatest children&
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."