It had been raining for days in Moominvalley, but now the clouds have cleared and it is a fine day for an adventure. Moomintroll is excited - he and Snorkmaiden and Little My, Moominpappa and Moominmamma, were all going to sail to Lonely Island to look for treasure! But by the time everyone is ready to leave, the sun had set and night had fallen. Would they ever be able to find any treasure just by the light of the moon?
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.