Tuesday, 9 September 2014

The Moomins and the Great Flood by Tove Jansson

Tove Jansson was born in 1914, so this year there are all sorts of Moomin related events on around the world to celebrate what would have been her 100th birthday. This was her first Moomin book. My friend over at My Book Affair wrote an excellent review of The Moomins and the Great Flood just here, that I won't attempt to better. Here are a few not great pictures of the lovely and magical illustrations. Infinitely better in real life. I promise.

I will just say that it is not one of those beautiful books that sits unread on a shelf. (and it is really, really beautifully bound, and illustrated) but that my then ten year old flew through it. He loved it.

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