Penguin presents the audiobook edition of Moominvalley in November by Tove Jansson, read by Hugh Dennis.
If you haven't met a Moomin yet, you're in for the most magical fun!
'They can't have moved away without saying a word!'
Winter is coming, and the Fillyjonk, the Hemulen, Toft, Mymble, etc. are all waiting in Moominvalley to see the Moomins return home. Winter doesn't seem right without them . . .
Beautiful words. Anarchic illustrations. Tove Jansson is a genius...
They seem to grow in wisdom and delight every time I read them...a perfect marriage of word and picture.
From cute dragons you want to keep as your pets to fearsome creatures who need defeating, these books are full of magical tales from faraway kingdoms. And there are plenty of brave heroes to inspire you along the way.
In recent years, Moomins creator Tove Janssen has become a queer icon. What her stories capture, says Elizabeth Lovatt, is the importance and joy of choosing your own family.
We all need a little guidance in life, and who better to turn to than Tove Jansson’s charming family of Moomintrolls and their diverse friends. From the secret to having courage to learning to be patient, here are our favourite life lessons from the Moomins.