If you haven't met a Moomin yet, you're missing the most magical fun . . .
It's winter in Moominvalley and the Moomin family are deep in their Long Winter Sleep, waiting for the sound of Too-Ticky's barrel organ to rouse them, as it did every spring. But when a mysterious ratta-tattle wakes Moomintroll with a start, will he be brave enough to investigate the noise on his own? And what surprises will he find if he does venture outside?
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.