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Moomin's Little Book of Words

Moomins

Tove Jansson

Farrar, Straus and Giroux (BYR)

Moomintroll takes the youngest reader through a day in his life, building simple vocabulary along the way. From dancing to book-browsing, the scenes depicted will echo favorite moment's in a child's own day, ending on a bedtime note.

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ABOUT THE AUTHOR

  • Tove Jansson

  • Based on the characters and artwork created by Tove Jansson (1914–2001). Jansson was born in Helsinki and spent much of her life in Finland. She is the author of the Moomin books, including Comet in Moominland and Finn Family Moomintroll. Born into an artistic family—her father was a sculptor and her mother was a graphic designer and illustrator—Jansson studied at the University College of Arts, Crafts and Design in Stockholm, the Finnish Academy of Fine Arts, and L’École des Beaux-Arts in Paris. In addition to her Moomin books, she also wrote several novels, drew comic strips and worked as a painter and illustrator. In 1966, she was awarded the Hans Christian Andersen Medal for her body of work. Jansson had a studio in Helsinki but spent most of her time at her home on a small island called Klovharu.
  • Tove Jansson
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Moomin's Little Book of Words

Moomins

Tove Jansson

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