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  • Published: 2 January 2013
  • ISBN: 9780718193096
  • Imprint: Puffin
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 32
  • RRP: $16.99

Moomin And The New Friend


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When Moomintroll and Sniff find a message in a bottle down on the shore, it leads to an expedition to Lonely Island on a little raft. High winds and a storm at sea nearly lead to disaster but they are rescued by a new friend, the ever-resourceful Too-Ticky. Moomintroll's close friend, Snorkmaiden, is jealous but she soon learns that finding a new friend doesn't mean losing an old one. A magical picture book about the Moomins based on the art and characters created by Tove Jansson.

  • Pub date: 2 January 2013
  • ISBN: 9780718193096
  • Imprint: Puffin
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 32
  • RRP: $16.99

About the Author

Tove Jansson

Tove Jansson was born in Finland in 1914. She began her career as a cartoonist and went on to write and illustrate many books for adults and children. She drew her first Moomin in the 1930s, just for fun, and in 1945 he became a character in a children'story. Tove became world-famous for her Moomin books, which began with The Moomins and the Great Flood in 1945, closely followed by Comet in Moominland in 1946, Finn Family Moomintroll in 1948 and six more Moomin adventures. During the winter months Tove lived and worked in Helsinki, but in the summertime she stayed on a beautiful remote island in the Gulf of Finland with her long-term partner, the artist Tuulikki Pietilä. Tove Jansson received many prestigious awards during her lifetime, including the international Hans Christian Andersen Medal. She died in 2001, aged eighty-seven.

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