It’s winter in Moominvalley and the Moomin family is deep in its Long Winter Sleep, waiting for Too-Ticky to wake them when spring arrives. But when a mysterious ratta-tattle wakes Moomintroll with a start, will he be brave enough to investigate the noise by himself? And what surprises will he find if he does venture outside?
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.