|Pages/Publication Date:||32 / 2011|
On his birthday, Moomintroll wakes up full of excitement; it will surely be the most wonderful day. But when his friends Snufkin and Little My seem to be too busy to help him celebrate, it doesn't feel wonderful at all—until a happy surprise comes knocking. The Moominvalley tales of Norway's Tove Jansson (1914-2001) are treasures of children's literature, and this tale adapts her characters for readers 4 to 7.
"Jansson was a genius of a very subtle kind. These simple stories resonate with profound and complex emotions that are like nothing else in literature for children or adults: intensely Nordic, and completely universal."—Philip Pullman