The Curious Explorer's Guide To The Moominhouse, by Tove Jansson
  

The Curious Explorer's Guide To The Moominhouse,

Written by Tove Jansson
Illustrated by

RRP £6.99

Synopsis

The Curious Explorer's Guide To The Moominhouse, by Tove Jansson

A beautiful, hardback, peep-inside guide to the Moominhouse - the perfect gift for Moomin fans young and old. Welcome to the Moominhouse! Full of secrets and extraordinary creatures, the curious explorer is rewarded by magical discoveries...Little My is looking for her friend Moomintroll - where can he be? Help her as she searches through the Moominhouse from the cellar to the rooftop, and meet the most magical characters along the way. A beautiful and intricate peep-inside book based on the original stories and artwork of Tove Jansson.

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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Book Info

Format

Hardback
24 pages

Author

Tove Jansson
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Publisher

Puffin an imprint of Penguin Books Ltd

Publication date

7th July 2016

ISBN

9780141367842


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