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Adapted from one of Tove Jansson's classic Moomintroll stories, this funny tale of misunderstanding is perfect Christmas reading. The Moomintrolls are all tucked up in bed, sleeping their long winter sleep when the Hemulen falls into their attic and tells them they need to get ready for Christmas. With no experience of Christmas, the Moomintrolls are a bit rattled, but manage to prepare everything in time – tree, presents, a feast. They share it with the little creatures of Moominvalley, who appreciate it all very much indeed. Funny, cosy and reassuring, this will put everyone in the mood for Christmas.
A beautiful, collectible and classic picture book, lavishly embossed and foiled, Christmas Comes to Moominvalley is the perfect gift for Moomin fans of all ages. An exquisitely illustrated re-telling of Tove Jansson's classic story The Fir Tree, in which the Moomins are woken up from their winter sleep to be told that 'Christmas' is coming. The only trouble is, the Moomins have no idea who, or what Christmas is . . .
With a sensitively adapted picture book text that captures Tove Jansson's uniquely wise, perceptive and original voice, paired with delicate, painterly illustrations full of character and detail and based on Jansson's original drawings and colour plates, this collectable picture book edition introduces a new generation of readers to the loveable Moomin family and friends and their special values of tolerance, kindness and integrity, as they prepare for their first Christmas, and try to solve the puzzle of what 'Christmas' really means . . .
|Publication date:||1st November 2018|
|Author:||Alex Haridi, Cecilia Davidsson, Tove Jansson|
|Publisher:||Macmillan Children's Books an imprint of Pan Macmillan|
|Suitable for:||5+ readers, 7+ readers|
Tove Jansson (1914 - 2001) was born in Helsinki to artist parents. She was to become a celebrated artist, political cartoonist and author, but she is best known as the creator of the Moomins, one of the most successful and beloved children's book series ever written. Inspired by summers spent on the islands off Finland and Sweden, Tove created the unique world of Moominvalley and all its inhabitants. The Moomins and The Great Flood, her first book to feature the Moomins, published in 1945. Tove went on to publish twelve Moomin books between 1945 and 1977, which have sold in their millions and been translated ...More About Alex Haridi, Cecilia Davidsson, Tove Jansson