The Invisible Child And The Fir Tree (Hardback)Tove Jansson (author)
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A Book to Change Lives: 100% of the Sales Price will be Donated to Oxfam
A unique collaboration between the Moomins, Oxfam, Waterstones and Sort Of Books, The Invisible Child will raise money for projects that fight inequality and help women and girls everywhere escape from poverty, abuse and neglect.
Available exclusively through Waterstones, Oxfam and The Moomin Shop, 100% of sales price donated to Oxfam of every copy sold of The Invisible Child will support more women and girls around the world to use their voice and fulfil their potential.
‘You all know, don’t you, that if people are frightened very often, they sometimes become invisible.’
In Tove Jansson’s much loved short story, The Invisible Child, the isolated Ninny is helped to regain her voice and take her rightful place in the world using a simple Moomin recipe. She is welcomed into the Moomin family and treated with equality and respect. This is one of the most touching of all Moomin stories and is paired in this unique book with The Fir Tree, the Moomins’ gloriously unselfish take on Christmas. Alongside these two classic stories, this gift edition also includes an exclusive Moomin Gallery, featuring the characters of Moominvalley, compiled by Philip Ardagh.
‘Tove Jansson was a genius of a very subtle kind. These simple stories resonate with profound and complex emotions that are like nothing else in literature for children or adults.’ – Philip Pullman
The Invisible Child and The Fir Tree are taken from Jansson’s short story collection Tales of Moominvalley, first published in 1962. Their themes of tolerance, inclusiveness and respect for others have a resonance and appeal across generations of readers.
Tove Jansson (1914-2001) lived in Helsinki and on a tiny island in the gulf of Finland. She wrote more than twenty books for adults and children but it was her creation of the Moomins that brought her worldwide fame. You can learn more about the Moomins and their world on our special Moomin page.
Publisher: Sort of Books
Edition: Retailer exclusive
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A brilliant idea to use this book to raise money for Oxfam this Christmas!
Well done Waterstones!
Also a great gifting book to pass on this Christmas to others.
The only question is how many copies to purchase?
“A beautiful little book”
This is a delightful book from the Moomin Valley series. Bonus it raises money for a good cause.
“Lovely little book ”
Such a delight to read these little stories again - brought back memories of childhood. Enjoyed them as much again now I'm all grown up!
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