Moomins take over the world

CoverIf you haven’t discovered the Moomins yet, then you are in for a treat.

Created and written by Swedish-speaking Finnish author, Tove Jansson, the Moomins turned 65 in 2010. These fabulous hippo-like creatures inhabit a valley in Norway and are involved in all sorts of adventures.

I was introduced to the Moomins by a colleague who said that Finn Family Moomintroll was her “all-time absolute favourite classroom read-aloud story” when she was a teacher. I thought “what the Moomin?” as I scurried off to the bookshelves.  Wow. What a treat.

CoverSo I suggest you treat yourself and discover the delights of the Moomins.

There’s the Moomin books. There’s the comic strips.

There’s the upcoming movie.

There’s the new cookbook about Finnish cuisine.

A national treasure in Norway for many years (there was even a Moomin Opera produced in the 1970s!), Moomin mania finally comes to the rest of the world.


3 thoughts on “Moomins take over the world

  1. joyciescotland 2 September 2010 / 4:17 pm

    I have a rather natty Moomintroll bag, and you can buy Moomin hottie covers, plates, make-up bags, trays and toys in the UK..Mooninbliss

    • mj 3 September 2010 / 12:46 pm

      Ooh, am *so* envious!

  2. Sue C 2 September 2010 / 5:05 pm

    Yes I’m another Mooomintroll fan (not foregetting the Hemulens, Snuffkin and wicked Little My). The series is brilliant for sublty showing children how family life and society works with their funny, adventurous and poignant plots. And anyone over the age of 40 will relate to Momminpapa’s mid-life crisis in “Momminpapa at sea” which I thinkis my favourite.

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