The Memoirs of Moominpappa

“One cold and windy autumn evening many years ago a newspaper parcel was found on the doorstep of the Home for Moomin Foundlings. In that parcel I lay, quite small and shivering with cold.”

So begins Moominpappa’s remarkable memoirs about his amazing life, an autobiography written to delight his son Moomintroll and friends. One fabulous tale follows another, and not just about Moominpappa but Sniff and Snufkin’s fathers too – the rather muddled Mudller and the carefree Joxter. The tales tell about Moominpappa’s and his friends wild youth and reveal how their parents met each other. Add to this mix the genius inventor Hodgkins, and a grand finale in which Moominpappa rescues a shipwrecked Moominmamma from the waves – and the fun becomes irrestible.

 

 

 

“One cold and windy autumn evening many years ago a newspaper parcel was found on the doorstep of the Home for Moomin Foundlings. In that parcel I lay, quite small and shivering with cold.”

So begins Moominpappa’s remarkable memoirs about his amazing life, an autobiography written to delight his son Moomintroll and friends. One fabulous tale follows another, and not just about Moominpappa but Sniff and Snufkin’s fathers too – the rather muddled Mudller and the carefree Joxter. The tales tell about Moominpappa’s and his friends wild youth and reveal how their parents met each other. Add to this mix the genius inventor Hodgkins, and a grand finale in which Moominpappa rescues a shipwrecked Moominmamma from the waves – and the fun becomes irrestible.

 

 

 

info

  • Year of publication

    1950

  • Original title

    Muminpappans bravader/ Mumminpappans memoarer

  • Page count

    156

  • Series

    Moomin

Quote

"One cold and windy autumn evening many years ago a newspaper parcel was found on the doorstep of the Home for Moomin Foundlings. In that parcel I lay, quite small and shivering with cold."

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