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4.74 of 5 stars 4.74  ·  rating details  ·  35 ratings  ·  3 reviews
Paperback, 64 pages
Published 1996 by Penguin Books Australia
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Stephen Theaker
Three very curious little tales. The first, "The Secret of the Hattifatteners", was especially good. Moominpapa unexpectedly leaves home to go in quest of something he feels is missing from his comfortable life, something exemplified by the serious, dramatic lives of the sea-going Hattifatteners. It’s a story about a mid-life crisis, for kids! It would stand out even in an anthology of short stories for adults. I'll definitely be reading more.
Three delightful Moomin stories to whet the appetite or to fill in between longer stories:

Moominpappa goes away with the Hattifatteners and discovers that home is the best place to be no matter how homely.

Too-ticky brings an invisible child to live with the Moomins confident that they will help her reappear. "You all know don't you that if people are frightened very often they sometimes become invisble." Too ticky tells them. Ninny's face and head remain invisible long after her paws adn body...more
Very short, very cute.
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Tove Jansson was born and died in Helsinki, Finland. As a Finnish citizen whose mother tongue was Swedish, she was part of the Swedish-speaking Finns minority. Thus, all her books were originally written in Swedish.

Although known first and foremost as an author, Tove Jansson considered her careers as author and painter to be of equal importance.

Tove Jansson wrote and illustrated her first Moomin...more
More about Tove Jansson...
Finn Family Moomintroll (The Moomins, #3) The Summer Book Moominsummer Madness (The Moomins, #5) Comet in Moominland (The Moomins, #2) The Moomins and the Great Flood (The Moomins, #1)

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