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    Moomin Picture Book Collection - 6 Books

    Tove Jansson

    Product Code: MMIN
    Collection 3 years +
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    Inspired by Tove Jansson's much-loved Moomins stories, these picture books will introduce children to the friendly characters and are full of simple plots and funny antics.

    Throughout the books, Moomintroll celebrates his birthday but thinks people have forgotten all about it. When there's a knock on the door, he wonders who it can be...

    He also has to look after a special telescope but won't share it with anyone. It's not long before he's bored on his own and learns to appreciate the value of sharing; and starts to miss his best friend, Snuffkin, as he travels south for the winter.
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  • Letters from Tove

    Tove Jansson

    Product Code: CAWYL
    Hardback
    "I find myself talking to you about all the great joys, all the agonies, all my thoughts..." - Letter to Eva Konikova, 1946 Out of the thousands of letters Tove Jansson wrote a cache remains that she addressed to her family, her dearest confidantes, and her lovers, male and female. Into these she spilled her innermost thoughts, defended her ideals and revealed her heart. To read these letters is both an act of startling intimacy and a rare privilege. Penned with grace and humour, Letters from Tove offers an almost seamless commentary on Tove Jansson's life as it unfolds within Helsinki's bohemian circles and her island home. Spanning fifty years between her art studies and the height of Moomin fame, we share with her the bleakness of war; the hopes for love that were dashed and renewed, and her determined attempts to establish herself as an artist. Vivid, inspiring and shining with integrity, Letters from Tove shows precisely how an aspiring and courageous young artist can evolve into a very great one.
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  • Moominpappa at Sea

    Tove Jansson

    Product Code: BRKYV
    Audio
    Penguin presents the audio CD edition of The Adventures of Moominpappa by Tove Jansson, read by Hugh Dennis. Moominpappa at Sea Moominpappa and his family are off to live in a lighthouse on a tiny, rocky island far out to sea. It's rather quiet and lonely, but as they begin to explore their unusual surroundings the family discover they have a lot to learn about the world - and themselves. The Exploits of Moominpappa From being abandoned in a newspaper parcel on the doorstep of a Moomin orphanage to running away to see the world, Moominpappa's life story is full of excitement, humour and more than a smattering of danger. Here is the promised tale, in Moominpappa's own words.
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  • Moomin's Touch and Feel Playbook

    Tove Jansson

    Product Code: AJQGE
    Board 3 years +
    A brilliant Touch and Feel Playbook, based on Tove Jansson's Moomins! With plenty for little hands to touch and feel on every page, this brilliant playbook is a perfect introduction to first words, numbers, weather, opposites and colours. Tove Jansson was born in Helsingfors, Finland, in 1914. Her mother was a caricaturist who designed 165 of Finland's stamps and her father was a sculptor. She studied painting in Finland, Sweden and France, and subsequently became a book illustrator. Her extraordinary illustrative style is seen as a design classic the world over. Originally written in Swedish, the Moomintroll books have been translated into over 40 languages and adapted for television, film, radio and opera. Tove Jansson lived alone on a small island in the gulf of Finland, where most of her books were written. She died in 2001.
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  • Finn Family Moomintroll

    Tove Jansson

    Product Code: BQKUV
    Paperback
    Cheerful Moomintroll lives in the magical Moominvalley with his mother, Moominmamma, his father, Moominpappa and all of their friends. One spring he wakes up to find a big hat - a magical Hobgoblin hat, no less, that mysteriously transforms anyone - or anything - that falls into it . . .
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  • Moomin's Winter Follies

    Tove Jansson

    Product Code: BEGCT
    Paperback 3 years +
    THE TOVE JANSSON CLASSIC IN A NEW SOFTCOVER FORMAT"Due to the resounding success of the hardcover Moomin comics by Tove Jansson and Lars Jansson, D+Q is reissuing this classic comic in an all-new format. Available in an affordable kid-proof but kid-friendly flexicover, and in full color for the first time, these books are slimmer versions of the hardcovers, with one story in each volume while previous editions collected four."""""Moomin's Winter FolliesMoomin wakes up one morning to find the pond frozen over, and rather than hibernate, the family decides to brave the winter weather. At first, their wintry adventure seems to be going swimmingly, until Mr. Brisk of the Great Outdoors Club takes over and forces everyone to embrace the winter sports, whether they want to or not.
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  • The Pocket Moomin Colouring Book

    Tove Jansson

    Product Code: AVWXU
    Paperback
    In a new, perfectly pocket-sized format, The Pocket Moomin Colouring Book features original artwork from the coveted archive of Tove Jansson, creator of the Moomins; one of the most cherished children's book series ever written. This smaller edition, perfect for colouring on-the-go, features striking patterns and scenes as well as all your favourite Moomin characters and their most memorable quotes. Including all your favourite scenes from The Moomin Colouring Book.
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  • Moomin and the Golden Leaf

    Tove Jansson

    Product Code: BZMLV
    Paperback
    Tonight everyone in Moominvalley will be going to the Autumn Ball and Moomintroll and Sniff are busy helping with preparations. But when they discover an extraordinary golden leaf on the forest floor, will they be able to find a tree full of golden leaves and give each of the valley folk a gift they'll always treasure?
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  • Moomin's Pancake Picnic Peep-Inside

    Tove Jansson

    Product Code: BXZGO
    Other
    There's going to be a pancake picnic and everyone in Moominvalley is invited. It's time for Moomintroll to gather everyone together, but where is Little My? She loves pancakes! Little My's distinctive red dress should be easy to spot, but it turns out that there are lots of other red things in Moominvalley! Moominpappa's saw, Snorkmaiden's flowers, Snufkin's tent . . . Will Moomintroll manage to find his friend before the pancakes get cold? This interactive novelty format has a different die-cut hole on every spread, so children can help Moomin peep through the holes to find his friend.
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  • Midwinter Tales from Moominvalley

    Tove Jansson

    Product Code: BSZDV
    Audio
    Penguin presents the audio CD edition of Midwinter Tales from Moominvalley by Tove Jansson, read by Hugh Dennis. Moominvalley in November Winter is approaching, and the Fillyjonk, the Hemulen, Toft and others have travelled far and wide to visit Moominvalley to see the Moomins. But when they arrive, they discover the Moomins are nowhere to be seen. As they settle in to wait for their return, they start to realize that not everything is as it seems. Moominland Midwinter The Moomins sleep through the winter. Or they did, until one day when Moomintroll wakes up to discover a world where the sun does not rise - and what's that cold, white powder covering the earth? Alone and frightened, can Moomintroll learn to survive in a world so unlike the one he loves?
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  • Tales From Moominvalley

    Tove Jansson

    Product Code: BSMQE
    Hardback
    Featuring the much loved stories in Waterstone's Oxfam bestseller, The Invisible Child and The Fir Tree - the Moomins' gloriously funny and generous take on Christmas - Tales from Moominvalley collects together nine delightful Moomin short stories. Highlights include The Spring Tune (which Jarvis Cocker described as the best story about composing music) and The Last Dragon in the World, revealing the true essence of friendship. A perfect Christmas gift to complete the set of Moomin classics.
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  • Moominvalley in November

    Tove Jansson

    Product Code: BSMQD
    Hardback
    In her last, most profound and poignant Moomin story, Jansson explores themes of loss, legacy and hope. The Moomins have left their beloved Moominvalley but as winter draws near Snufkin, Mymble, Toft and others move into the Moominhouse to await the family's return. Could that gentle flicker of light on the horizon be their boat?
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  • Moominland Midwinter

    Tove Jansson

    Product Code: BRWZU
    Paperback
    'This is snow,' Moomintroll whispered to himself. Moomins always sleep through the winter - or they did until the year Moomintroll woke up and found he couldn't go back to sleep again. All the clocks had stopped, there was nothing to eat and no one to talk to at home, so he went out - straight into the first snowdrift he had ever seen. The valley wasn't green any more, it was white and silent and very scary. But then Moomintroll spied some tracks in the snow and decided to follow them. Maybe he wasn't the only one awake in Moominvalley after all?
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  • Moominsummer Madness

    Tove Jansson

    Product Code: BRWWG
    Paperback
    It all began with a hot day in June, and a volcano dropping black ash on Moominmamma's washing. Then a crack appeared in the ground, and Moomintroll's toothbrush slipped straight down into the dark and yawning earth. Then a great flood wave came crashing through Moomin Valley. And that was why the Moomins found themselves a new home, and why they all had so many strange adventures, ones that were odd even by Moomin standards. . .
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  • Tales from Moominvalley

    Tove Jansson

    Product Code: BRWWF
    Paperback
    If you found a tiny golden dragon with green paws, would you know what to do with it? Moomintroll thinks he does, but when he takes his new-found pet home, things don't quite work out as planned. And suppose Too-ticky brought you an invisible child, would you know how to make her visible again? Meet new and delightful characters and re-encounter old friends, such as Snufkin and Little My in this entertaining collection of nine stories about the trials and tribulations of the inhabitants of Moominvalley. There are some new characters to meet, such as the Fillyjonk and the Hattifatteners, as well as old friends, namely Snufkin and Little My - and not to mention dear Moominpappa, Moominmamma and Moomintroll of course!
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  • Moominpappa at Sea

    Tove Jansson

    Product Code: BRWLH
    Paperback
    Moominpappa is feeling at a loss. He has no idea what to do with himself - it seems everything has already been done! So he takes his family off to start a new life in a lighthouse on a tiny, rocky island far out to sea. It's rather lonely at first, but it isn't long before the Moomins discover some funny and surprising new things about themselves.
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  • Comet in Moominland

    Tove Jansson

    Product Code: BRWAP
    Paperback
    A comet is speeding towards Earth and nobody in Moominvalley knows what to do! Will it destroy everything and everyone? Moomintroll decides to find out. So, with Sniff, he sets off on an expedition to ask the Professor if a comet is really on its way to destroy the Earth. On their journey they meet some interesting people - such as Snufkin the super tramp, and the Hemulen who rescues them from an underground tunnel - and have narrow escapes from such menaces as crocodiles and giant lizards. And on their way back Moomintroll meets the beautiful Snork Maiden and is a changed Moomin for ever after. But what about the comet - and is the World Wiped Out?... Tove Jansson was born in Finland in 1914. She began her career as a cartoonist and went on to write and illustrate many books for adults and children. She drew her first Moomin in the 1930s, just for fun, and in 1945 he became a character in a children's story. Tove became world-famous for her Moomin books, which began with The Moomins and the Great Flood, Comet in Moominland and Finn Family Moomintroll. Tove Jansson received many prestigious awards during her lifetime, including the international Hans Christian Andersen Medal. She died in 2001, aged 87.
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  • Moomin and the Ice Festival

    Tove Jansson

    Product Code: BQZNF
    Paperback
    It's winter in Moominvalley and Moomintroll and his family are getting ready for the Long Winter Sleep. But as the first flakes of snow fall, they receive an exciting invitation to the Ice Festival. Will they be brave enough to venture out now winter is here?
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  • Moomin and the Ice Festival

    Tove Jansson

    Product Code: BQZNE
    Hardback
    It's winter in Moominvalley and Moomintroll and his family are getting ready for the Long Winter Sleep. But as the first flakes of snow fall, they receive an exciting invitation to the Ice Festival. Will they be brave enough to venture out now winter is here?
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  • Summer Stories from Moominvalley

    Tove Jansson

    Product Code: BQMJT
    Audio
    Penguin presents the audio CD edition of Summer Stories from Moominvalley by Tove Jansson, read by Hugh Dennis. Moominsummer Madness It all began with a hot day in June, and a volcano dropping black ash on to Moominmamma's washing. Next a crack appeared in the ground, and then a great flood wave came crashing through Moomin Valley. Comet in Moominland A comet is speeding towards Earth and nobody knows what to do! Will it destroy everything and everyone? Moomintroll decides to find out. So he and Sniff set out on an expedition, where they find adventure and excitement around every corner.
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  • Moominvalley in November

    Tove Jansson

    Product Code: BQKWH
    Paperback
    'They can't have moved away without saying a word!' Winter is coming, and the Fillyjonk, the Hemulen, Toft, and Mymble, are all waiting in Moominvalley to see the Moomins return home. Winter doesn't seem right without them . . .
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  • Finn Family Moomintroll and Other Stories

    Tove Jansson

    Product Code: BPZVS
    Audio
    Penguin presents the audio CD edition of Finn Family Moomintroll and Other Stories by Tove Jansson, read by Hugh Dennis. Finn Family Moomintroll Moomintroll is cheerful and chubby and lives in the magical Moominvalley with his mother, Moominmamma, his father, Moominpappa, and all their friends. Throughout the winter, the Moomins hibernate, but before they go to sleep they fill their tummies full of pine needles. In spring they wake up, ready for their fun-filled summer adventures. This is the story in which Moomintroll finds a big hat - a magical Hobgoblin hat, no less . . . Tales from Moominvalley If you found a tiny golden dragonwith green paws, would you know what to do with it? And supposeToo- ticky brought you an invisiblechild, would you know how to make her visible again? Meet new and delightful charactersand re-encounter old friends, such as Snufkin and Little My, in this collection of stories - not to mention dear Moominpappa, Moominmammaand Moomintroll.
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  • Moominsummer Madness

    Tove Jansson

    Product Code: BPWNO
    Hardback
    When a grumbling volcano causes Moominvalley to flood, the Moomins escape by boat, finding refuge on a floating theatre. Adventures abound when the theatre casts adrift leaving Moomin,The Snorkmaiden and Little My marooned. Will they all be reunited before the final curtain?
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  • Moominpappa at Sea

    Tove Jansson

    Product Code: BPWNN
    Hardback 3 years +
    Moominpappa yearns to make a fresh start, to find a rocky island and lighthouse where he'll feel alert and important again. And so the Moomins set sail for a new home. Moominpappa's longed-for-island proves as mysterious and wild and he'd hoped. It even has a deserted lighthouse. But how is Moominmamma to grow her flowers and what could have happened to the last keeper of the lighthouse?
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