A little girl is transported with the help of magic glasses from the tedium of a summer afternoon into an exciting world of mangrove swamps, spluttering volcanoes and sea where birds fly upside down and wild things threaten to pounce. But she is not alone. Old friends from Moomin Valley - Hemulen, Sniff, Snufkin, Thingummy & Bob - have joined her on the journey, and Moomin too, who rides to their rescue in a stripey balloon.
This brand new version of a 'lost classic' pairs Jansson's irresistible artwork with a playful rhyming text by one of Britain's star poets.
Tove Jansson, writer and artist (1914-2001) first published her Moomin stories for children sixty-five years ago. They appeared in English five years later and have since been translated in thirty-five languages. The enduringly popular, The Book about Moomin, Mymble and Little My and Who Will Comfort Toffle? are both published by Sort of Books. They have together sold in excess of 55,000 copies. Sophie Hannah is a bestselling poet and author who was shortlisted for the 2007 T.S. Eliot Prize. She has also created the acclaimed English verse translations for A Book about Moomin, Mymble and Little My and Who will comfort Toffle?