The Moomin Books by Tove Jansson

If you ever want a great book to read with your children, I suggest one from the Moomin Book series by Tove Jansson.  This series is got its start in 1945–there have been nine books, five picture books and a comic strip that has been published.  And it’s a fun book to read for both children and adults.

The Moomins are said to look like unarticulated relatives of the Michelin Man, or bestial cousins to the Pillsbury Doughboy, hippopotamuses, and even albino trolls.  These guys are so popular that they even have their own theme park in Finland.

The Etsy shop (and Etsy Vintage Team member) Pistilbooks has several of the books in their shop, like this copy of Moominsummer Madness.

moominsummer

This copy was published in 1969 by N Y, Henry Z. Walck / Ernest Benn and still has the dust jacket.  You can see this terrific book in their shop here.

Another book that you can find in the Pistilbooks shop is Moominpappa At Sea.

moominpappa

It was published by N Y, Ernest Benn Limited / Henry Z. Walck, Inc. in 1968, and you can see the book here.  As a matter of fact, you can see all of the Moomin books in the Pistilbooks shop here.

You can also see a blog post on the Pistilbooks blog (which is called Pistil Blog) here.

Which of the Moomin books have you read?

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