Synopses & Reviews
Before he had a family, Moominpappa led a life of adventure and intrigue. But hes never told his story until now. He has a bad cold, and its the perfect time to remember his youthful endeavors and to ponder the experiences which have made him the remarkable Moomin he is.
Recuperating from a bad cold, Moominpappa finds time to record his youthful life of adventure and intrigue and ponder the experiences which have made him the remarkable Moomin he is.
About the Author
Tove Jansson (1914-2001) 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 LÉcole 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.