Moominpappa and the Great Flood

Moominpappa and the Great Flood


If you haven't met a Moomin yet, you're missing the most magical fun...

Join Moomintroll and his friends in this very special picture book to celebrate the 80th anniversary of the classic story, The Moomins and The Great Flood.

A storm is blowing through Moominvalley. "I'm so glad you built our house right here in Moominvalley, Pappa," Moomin declares contently. "Actually," Moominpappa replies, "I didn't."

Settle in with the Moomin family as they hear Moominpappa's tale of The Great Flood - a tremendous storm which swept away his precious home. Can Moominpappa battle through the flood to find his family again? And how did the Moominhouse come to be in Moominvalley?

A beautiful tale of adventure which celebrates Tove Jansson's iconic Moominhouse - a place of safety for anyone who needs a roof over their heads.

Discover more beautiful Moomin books:
Moomin and Snufkin's Quest for Adventure
Moomin: Little My and the Wild Wind
Moomin and the Midsummer Mystery
Moomin and the Wishing Star
Moomin and the Ice Festival
My First Moomin: Goodnight, Moomin
My First Moomin: Best Friends
My First Moomin: Be Brave, Moomin

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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