In case you didn't know, the Moomins are kind, loyal and welcoming creatures with smooth round snouts, who live in a tall blue house shaped like an old stove in a valley in the forests of Finland.
They love sunshine and sleep right through the winter, when the snow turns their house into a great snowball. In spring they wake up, clamber down the rope ladders hanging from their windows ready for fresh new adventures.
And so this classic story begins, full of fun and excitement and the most unexpected happenings. Such as when Moomin and his friends Snufkin and Sniff find a Hobgoblin's hat that casts a spell over the whole of Moominvalley...
"I love these editions - so beautifully produced, so solid and permanent, just as Tove Jansson deserved" - Philip Pullman
"Tove Jansson is one of the greatest children's writers there has ever been" - Sir Terry Pratchett
Created by Swedish-speaking Finnish author and illustrator Tove Jansson, the Moomins have been enchanting readers around the world since the first Moomin story, Moomins and the Great Flood, appeared in 1945. Now her stories are amongst the best-loved in the world, celebrating themes of love, tolerance and equality mixed with a good dose of common sense.