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The Memoirs Of Moominpappa - Moomins Collectors' Editions (Hardback)
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The Memoirs Of Moominpappa - Moomins Collectors' Editions (Hardback)

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Hardback 176 Pages / Published: 05/10/2017
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"One cold and windy autumn evening many years ago a newspaper parcel was found on the doorstep of the Home for Moomin Foundlings. In that parcel I lay, quite small and shivering with cold."

So begins the remarkable Memoirs of Moominpappa, a book written to delight his dear son Moomintroll and friends. What follows is a story about storytelling itself. Moominpappa weaves one fabulous tale after another, writing at night to read aloud by day and featuring not only the fearless, adventurous author but also the fathers of Sniff and Snufkin - the rather muddled Muddler and the carefree Joxter.

Add to this mix the genius inventor Hodgkins and a grand finale in which Moominpappa rescues a shipwrecked Moominmamma from the waves and the fun becomes irresistible.

The Memoirs of Moominpappa, was first published in the UK in 1950 under the title, The Exploits of Moominpapa. In the early 1960s Tove Jansson substantially revised this text, redrawing pictures and reinstating her preferred title. This is the very first time the revised edition has become available in the UK.

"I love these editions - so beautifully produced, so solid and permanent, just as Tove Jansson deserved" - Philip Pullman

"Tove Jansson is one of the greatest children's writers there has ever been" - Sir Terry Pratchett

Created by Swedish-speaking Finnish author and illustrator Tove Jansson, the Moomins have been enchanting readers around the world since the first Moomin story, Moomins and the Great Flood, appeared in 1945. Now her stories are amongst the best-loved in the world, celebrating themes of love, tolerance and equality mixed with a good dose of common sense.

Explore our range of Moomin books, games and gifts and get lost in the wonderful world of the Moomins on our Moomin Page.

Publisher: Sort of Books
ISBN: 9781908745675
Number of pages: 176
Weight: 307 g
Dimensions: 190 x 138 x 23 mm
Edition: Main


MEDIA REVIEWS
I love these editions - so beautifully produced, so solid and permanent, just as Tove Jansson deserved -- Philip Pullman
Tove Jansson is one of the greatest children's writers there has ever been. -- Sir Terry Pratchett
(These editions) are simply stunning, and an absolute must-read. The Moomin novels are timeless stories full of adventure and heartwarming values - perfect for Christmas. * The Bookseller *

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