The Moomins enjoy an ice festival as winter hits Moominvalley. Moomintroll and his family are getting ready for the Long Winter Sleep. But before their slumber, they are invited to the Moominvalley Ice Festival. Will they be able to travel through the winter snow to spend time with their friends? The Moomins are celebrating a major revival. These contemporary editions of the classic tales, in which Moomintroll goes on adventures with his friends and family in the winter, are a joy for all Moomin fans as well as those just discovering this extraordinary world. Gently exploring the nature of friendship, these are picture books for all ages.
Tove Jansson was a successful Swedish-speaking writer, artist, and cartoonist from Finland. She was most known for her comic strips and series of children’s books featuring the hippopotamus-like Moomin characters. In addition to the Moomin books, Tove wrote 12 novels and short stories during her career for both children and adults. She received the Hans Christian Andersen Medal in 1996 for her contribution as a children’s writer.
From Finland to The World
Tove Jansson's much beloved Moomin books are but one facet to a multi-talented Finnish author and artist. Jansson studied at the University College of Arts, Crafts and Design in Stockholm, the Finnish Academy of Fine Arts, and L’École 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.