‘Finn Family Moomintroll’ by Tove Jansson


*****

When Moominpappa tries on a top hat, he finds himself caught in its mysterious spell and strange things start to happen.

This is the first of Tove Jansson’s Moomin books that I’ve read, though it’s the third in the series. Having only previously experienced the strange creatures via TV, I was interested to see how the books compared. Jansson’s writing is delightful and her Moomin world is beautifully described in a way that children’s books don’t seem to be these days. Born in Finland, Jansson illustrated lots of books and created her first Moomin adventure in 1945.

Beautiful and delightful.


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