Moominland Midwinter, Paperback
5 out of 5 (1 rating)


'This is snow,' Moomintroll whispered to himself. Moomins always sleep through the winter - or they did until the year Moomintroll woke up and went exploring in the silent, snow-covered valley where the river used to scuttle along and all his friends were so busy in summer.


  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 144 pages, illustrations
  • Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
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  • Category: General
  • ISBN: 9780140305029



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Moomins hibernate every winter with a bellyful of pine needles... but what happens when one of them wakes up before the spring? This book explores Moomintroll's adventures in Moomin Valley after he awakens from his slumber to a sunless world. The book follows the style of the previous titles in this series in some ways, introducing us to quirky new characters, churning out line after line of brillantly quotable dialogue, and raising more than one smile with some eccentric author's notes at the bottom of some of the pages.However, the happy-go-lucky life normally associated with Moomintroll is drastically changed, and in this sense we realise that Moominpappa's and Moominmamma's beloved son is starting to grow up.It's both amusing and slightly sad to see how Moomintroll reacts to the new world around him - with denial, anger and a heart-rending longing for the spring.But, as you might expect from a Moomin book, there's lots of adventures to be had nevertheless, meaning that the reader is carried away on a rather wonderful ride filled with endearing squirrels, sculptures that come to life and lots and LOTS of lovely, lovely jam.A brilliant read for young and old Moomin fans alike.

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