The Moomin family and their friends are back in More Adventures in Moominvalley, a collection of warm and charming stories based on the award-winning 3D animation.
Go on a journey to Moominvalley - a beautiful and peaceful place where everyone is kind and caring - and join Moomintroll, his parents Moominmamma and Moominpappa, and their friends Snufkin, Little My, Snorkmaiden and more on their exciting adventures.
Capturing the wit and whimsy of Tove Jansson's classic tales, the nine stories in this collection follow the goings-on in Moominvalley as Moomintroll wakes up in deep midwinter and meets his mysterious Ancestor, Moomintroll and Snorkmaiden are haunted by a not-so-spooky ghost, the friends undertake a perilous expedition to an erupting volcano, and a very special Invisible Guest comes to stay.
Packed full of exciting and eccentric twists and turns and featuring all of Tove Jansson's most beloved characters, this beautiful collection is sure to be treasured by Moomins fans old and new.
Amanda Li loves creating and writing books for children. An art school graduate, she was a commissioning editor in children's publishing for many years before becoming a full-time writer. She has worked on hundreds of fiction, non-fiction, humour and activity titles since then. Amanda was delighted to be the winner of the Blue Peter Book Award 2020 for Best Book with Facts. She lives in Wimbledon with her husband, Andy, and her daughters, Izzy and Millie, and is a huge fan of the Moomins.
Tove Jansson (1914 - 2001) was born in Helsinki to artist parents. She was to become a celebrated artist, political cartoonist and author, but she is best known as the creator of the Moomins, one of the most successful and beloved children's book series ever written. Inspired by summers spent on the islands off Finland and Sweden, Tove created the unique world of Moominvalley and all its inhabitants. The Moomins and The Great Flood, her first book to feature the Moomins, published in 1945. Tove went on to publish twelve Moomin books between 1945 and 1977, which have sold in their millions and been translated into over forty languages. In the 1950s the Moomins became a successful cartoon strip, which was to feature in newspapers all over the world. As the Moomins' fame grew, they began to appear in television series, plays, films and a varied merchandise program soon followed. Tove also painted throughout her life and wrote novels and short stories, including the acclaimed Summer Book. But the Moomin world was never far away. As Tove said, You feel a cold wind on your legs when you step outside Moomin Valley, In 1966, Tove received the Hans Christian Andersen Award for her lasting contribution to children's literature.