My First Moomin: Be Brave, Moomin

My First Moomin: Be Brave, Moomin


Meet Moomintroll and all his friends in this charming story about overcoming your fears!

It's a beautiful summer's afternoon in Moominvalley - just right for a swim at the beach! But the idea of getting his ears wet makes Moomintroll's tummy feel funny. He wishes he was brave, like Snorkmaiden. She doesn't seem to be afraid of anything!

But will Moominmamma help Moomintroll realise that feeling afraid is part of being brave?

With gorgeous illustrations and a gentle story, this latest addition to the My First Moomin series is the perfect book for talking to little ones about fear and anxiety.

Discover more marvellous Moomin stories:
My First Moomin: Goodnight Moomin
My First Moomin: Best Friends
Moomin's First 100 Words: A lift-the-flap book
Moomin: The Very BIG Moominhouse Lift-the-Flap Book

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's 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-six.
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