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Finn Family Moomintroll written and illustrated by Tove Jansson ; translated by Elizabeth Portch

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London : Ernest Benn Ltd., 1970. Fifth printing. Hardcover. 170 pages ; 21 cm. 1.25 Sterling dust jacket. A nice clean copy with unmarked pages and firm binding.


Finn Family Moomintroll
Written and Illustrated by TOVE JANSSON

Please meet the Moomintrolls before the chance slips by. 'You see,' Hemulen, Snufkin and Sniff tell us, 'we can only have adventures like these when everyone else expects us to be fast asleep. Sometime fairly soon we shall have to go to bed really properly—just to please the grown-ups.'

In the meantime, there's any amount of excitement inside just for the asking. The front of the jacket shows you Moominpappa with his famous magic hat, and a glance at the first few pages will make it quite clear what a Moomintroll looks like, doing all sorts of things. Alarming and extraordinary things often happen in Moominhouse, but life is never boring.

'It should become the tattered treasure of several generations.' Times Literary Supplement

The author's illustrations are as enchanting as her story in this fascinating and fantastical book Queen