Penguin presents the audiobook edition of Moominsummer Madness by Tove Jansson, read by Hugh Dennis.
If you haven't met a Moomin yet, you're in for the most magical fun!
It all began with a hot day in June, and a volcano dropping black ash on Moominmamma's washing. Then a crack appeared in the ground, and Moomintroll's toothbrush slipped straight down into the dark and yawning earth.
Then a great flood wave came crashing through Moomin Valley. And that was why the Moomins found themselves a new home, and why they all had so many strange adventures, ones that were odd even by Moomin standards. . .
They seem to grow in wisdom and delight every time I read them
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