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Amanda Li - Author

About the Author

Amanda Li specialises in creating non-fiction, humour and activity titles for children and teenagers. Since becoming a full-time writer, she has learnt how to run a marathon in space, how to communicate with aliens and how to survive alone on a desert island. She hopes to use one of these skills in the future.

Amanda has worked for clients from The Imperial War Museum to The Scouts Association and has had more than seventy books published. She also works as a ghost writer and as a creative consultant, devising ideas for children's brands and licences.
Before becoming a freelance writer, Amanda studied illustration and design, then worked as a commissioning editor in children's publishing for many years. She lives in south-west London with her husband and two daughters.

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Return to Moominvalley

Return to Moominvalley

Author: Amanda Li Format: Hardback Release Date: 28/10/2021

Moomintroll and all his family and friends are back in Return to Moominvalley, based on the stunning award-winning 3D animation. Join the Moomins as they journey to a mysterious island, meet the Hobgoblin and his extraordinary hat, and encounter a magical mural. Meanwhile, Snufkin, Mrs Fillyjonk, Mymble and the others gather in the Moominhouse to wait for the family to come back to Moominvalley . . . Illustrated throughout with gorgeous full-colour art from the acclaimed animation, Return to Moominvalley is the third storybook in the collection, based on episodes from Moominvalley series 2. The eight stories introduce beloved characters including Thingumy & Bob, Toffle, and the Lighthouse Keeper, and retell some of Tove Jansson's most popular Moomin tales including Finn Family Moomintroll, Moominpappa at Sea and the masterfully poignant Moominvalley in November. Bursting with adventure and full of the Moomins' trademark humour, kindness and tolerance, this beautiful collection of stories captures all the wit and whimsy of Tove Jansson's original Moomin stories and is sure to be treasured by Moomins fans old and new.

More Adventures in Moominvalley

More Adventures in Moominvalley

Author: Amanda Li Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 02/09/2021

The Moomin family and their friends are back in More Adventures in Moominvalley, a collection of warm and charming stories based on the award-winning 3D animation. Go on a journey to Moominvalley - a beautiful and peaceful place where everyone is kind and caring - and join Moomintroll, his parents Moominmamma and Moominpappa, and their friends Snufkin, Little My, Snorkmaiden and more on their exciting adventures. Capturing the wit and whimsy of Tove Jansson's classic tales, the nine stories in this collection follow the goings-on in Moominvalley as Moomintroll wakes up in deep midwinter and meets his mysterious Ancestor, Moomintroll and Snorkmaiden are haunted by a not-so-spooky ghost, the friends undertake a perilous expedition to an erupting volcano, and a very special Invisible Guest comes to stay. Packed full of exciting and eccentric twists and turns and featuring all of Tove Jansson's most beloved characters, this beautiful collection is sure to be treasured by Moomins fans old and new.

Foxy Plays a Trick

Foxy Plays a Trick

Author: Amanda Li, Hughes, Perfect Bound Ltd Illustrator: Talbot Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 11/12/2020

More Adventures in Moominvalley

More Adventures in Moominvalley

Author: Amanda Li Format: Hardback Release Date: 29/10/2020

The Moomin family and their friends are back in More Adventures in Moominvalley, a collection of warm and charming stories based on the award-winning 3D animation. Go on a journey to Moominvalley - a beautiful and peaceful place where everyone is kind and caring - and join Moomintroll, his parents Moominmamma and Moominpappa, and their friends Snufkin, Little My, Snorkmaiden and more on their exciting adventures. Capturing the wit and whimsy of Tove Jansson's classic tales, the nine stories in this collection follow the goings-on in Moominvalley as Moomintroll wakes up in deep midwinter and meets his mysterious Ancestor, Moomintroll and Snorkmaiden are haunted by a not-so-spooky ghost, the friends undertake a perilous expedition to an erupting volcano, and a very special Invisible Guest comes to stay. Packed full of exciting and eccentric twists and turns and featuring all of Tove Jansson's most beloved characters, this beautiful collection is sure to be treasured by Moomins fans old and new.

Welcome to Moominvalley: The Handbook

Welcome to Moominvalley: The Handbook

Author: Amanda Li, Amanda Li Format: Hardback Release Date: 05/03/2020

Explore the magical world of Moominvalley in this essential handbook for Moomin fans of all ages - filled with fun facts and fascinating stories about the Moomins and their friends. Based on the acclaimed animated TV series Moominvalley, this guide is packed full of stunning colour illustrations closely based on Tove Jansson's classic paintings and drawings. Visit the Moomins in their round blue Moominhouse, take a tour of Moominvalley and join in on their astonishing adventures. Welcome to Moominvalley: The Handbook will tell you everything you need to know about the Moomins' history, their personalities, their quirks and their passions. Comprehensive and authoritative, this guide also explains the values that have made the Moomins so well-loved: their kindness and tolerance, their love of adventure, and their fondness for having fun.

Moominvalley: The Activity Book

Moominvalley: The Activity Book

Author: Amanda Li Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 05/03/2020

A fun and engaging activity book bursting with the creativity and magic of the Moomins, Moominvalley: The Activity Book is perfect for Moomin fans of all ages. Based on the Moominvalley TV animation series, this beautiful activity book is packed with almost 100 pages of mindful colouring, drawing, crafting inspiration and ideas as well as activities to encourage you to think in a different way. The book comes complete with over 100 stickers for you to decorate the book (and anything else you like), just as Moominmamma brightens up her flower beds. Some activities are straightforward (use your stickers to bring a Moomin underwater ocean scene to life), and some will help you to switch off (finish the fillyjonk's very precise wallpaper pattern); others will encourage you to go on a walk outside and write down (or draw) all the noises you heard. There are also instructions for simple crafting activities: creating art out of fallen leaves or making a spring crown worthy of Snorkmaiden. All the activities in this easy-to-use activity handbook will inspire creativity and encourage you to always see the beauty in the world around you - just as the Moomins do.

Adventures in Moominvalley

Adventures in Moominvalley

Author: Amanda Li Format: Hardback Release Date: 31/10/2019

Join Moomintroll, his family and their friends in beautiful Moominvalley - where everyone is welcome. Surprising things happen every day in Moominvalley - luckily the Moomin family and their friends embrace the unexpected with their characteristic humour, kindness and charm. This lavish gift book contains nine exciting adventure stories - all closely based on the warm and whimsical Moomin world and characters created by the celebrated writer, artist and illustrator Tove Jansson. Presented in chronological order, each story is taken from an animation episode and set in the idyllic and peaceful valley where the round blue Moominhouse stands, and where everyone is welcome. The stories describe the adventures of nine-year-old Moomintroll, his parents, Moominmamma and Moominpappa and their eclectic and happy band of friends - Little My, Snufkin, Snorkmaiden, the hattifatteners and other famous characters from the classic stories. The stories in this collection will delight Moomin fans of all ages. In one story Moomintroll sails to the mysterious Hattifattener island and in another, he finds a tiny dragon. The Moomins temporarily move house, Snufkin composes a new spring tune and Moomintroll encounters the mysterious Groke.

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