Moominland Midwinter

Tove Jansson’s classic Moominland Midwinter is glowing in colours for the first time.

Stunning colour illustrations bring out the magic in winterly Moominvalley in this classic story of Moomintroll waking up in the wintertime.

Moomins always sleep through the winter season while the snow settles all around them, waking up in time for spring and the arrival of Snufkin and other friends. Or they did until the year Moomintroll woke up and found himself all alone in a sleepy, dusty house in a silent, snow-covered valley in the middle of a new and mysterious season.

In this moving story of a small, brave Moomintroll finding his way in the mysterious world of winter, we discover that there are always new friends to be found – like the calm and wise Too-ticky and the irrepressible Little My – and new ways to play and be kind.

Tove Jansson was commissioned to create six original pieces of art for an Italian edition of Magia d’inverno in 1961, and for the first time, this colour art is available for other translations, as well. The new Finnish edition is published in a slightly larger format with a cloth spine and with bigger font than the original Moominland Midwinter, to set this gift edition apart from the original black and white edition. This is the only original Moomin novel illustrated with colour art.

 

Tove Jansson’s classic Moominland Midwinter is glowing in colours for the first time.

Stunning colour illustrations bring out the magic in winterly Moominvalley in this classic story of Moomintroll waking up in the wintertime.

Moomins always sleep through the winter season while the snow settles all around them, waking up in time for spring and the arrival of Snufkin and other friends. Or they did until the year Moomintroll woke up and found himself all alone in a sleepy, dusty house in a silent, snow-covered valley in the middle of a new and mysterious season.

In this moving story of a small, brave Moomintroll finding his way in the mysterious world of winter, we discover that there are always new friends to be found – like the calm and wise Too-ticky and the irrepressible Little My – and new ways to play and be kind.

Tove Jansson was commissioned to create six original pieces of art for an Italian edition of Magia d’inverno in 1961, and for the first time, this colour art is available for other translations, as well. The new Finnish edition is published in a slightly larger format with a cloth spine and with bigger font than the original Moominland Midwinter, to set this gift edition apart from the original black and white edition. This is the only original Moomin novel illustrated with colour art.

 

info

  • Year of publication

    2020

  • Original title

    Trollvinter

  • Page count

    144

  • Original publisher

    WSOY

  • Original language of publication

    Finnish

Reviews

  • Bronte Coates, Readings

    "A classic that utterly delighted me…Yet despite being a novel about despair and loneliness, Moominland Midwinter is filled with lightness and funny moments. Truly, this is a perfect novel."

Quote

"They went out on to the landing-stage and sniffed towards the sea. The evening sky was green all over, and all the world seemed to be made of thin glass. All was silent, nothing stirred, and slender stars were shining everywhere and twinkling in the ice. It was terribly cold."

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