Moomin and the Great Treasure Hunt by Tove Jansson


Moomin and the Great Treasure Hunt by Tove Jansson

Moomin and the Great Treasure Hunt is an exciting and extraordinary pop-up adventure story. When Moomintroll finds a mysterious map in the attic of the Moominhouse, he and his friends follow it on a treasure hunt which takes them to the furthest corners of Moominvalley, and beyond...Told with glorious and immersive pop-ups, including an amazing 3-D fold-out treasure map, this is a story to treasure. Be sure to look out for these other Moomin picture books: Moomin and the LIttle Ghost, Moominvalley for the Curious Explorer; Moomin and the Birthday Button, Moomin and the Winter Snow, Moomin and the Moonlight Adventure.

About the Author

Tove Jansson

Tove Jansson (1914 – 2001), was born in 1914 in Helingsfors, Finland. Her mother was a charicaturist and the designer of many of Finland’s stamps, and her father was a sculptor. Tove studied painting in Finland, Sweden and France and later worked as a book illustrator, a designer and strip cartoonist, as well as being involved in theatre décor and making frescoes in public places. She drew her first Moomin in the 1930s, just for fun, to tease her little brother by drawing the ugliest creature she could think of. Moomin developed a nicer snout and character and in 1939 he became a character in a children’s story. The Finn Family Moomingtroll has been a hugely successful book, translated into many languages – many other Moomin stories followed.

Most of the books were written on a small island in the Gulf of Finland where Tove, her mother and brother were the only inhabitants. Later Tove continued to live alone on the island - It takes an hour to row to the nearest island. Some years ago she wrote of the island:

In this very special, beautiful and challenging environment Tove’s imagination and artistic talent flourished.

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16 pages
Interest Age: From 3


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Publication date

2nd October 2014



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