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Moomin and the Moonlight Adventure by Tove Jansson

Moomin and the Moonlight Adventure has been retold in a picture book! I loved the Moomin books as a child and it is great to be able to share picture book versions of the stories with my daughter. The Moomins are very loveable characters and I find Little My’s expression hilarious (my daughter isn’t sure why Little My is part of the story as ‘she is a girl’ but Little My is the first character that she looks for on each page!).

The Story: Moomintroll wakes up one morning and decides that it is the perfect day for a trip to Lonely Island to find treasure. By the time everybody is ready the sun has gone down so they set sail in the moonlight. The Snork Maiden thinks she sees something beneath the waves so Moomin dives in for a look. Moomin’s bravery and the treasure he finds is the talk of the trip and they end their adventure sat round the campfire on Lonely Island.

The language in Moomin and the Moonlight Adventure has been simplified for the picture book reader and the illustrations are bold and appealing to small children. My daughter is at the stage of wanting to ‘read’ books back to me and the illustrations are so simple that they help her to do that. I hope that one day we will still read the original Moomin chapter books together but the picture books are a great way to introduce Moominvalley and all the characters.

Age Range: 3 +

Author / Illustrator: Tove Jansson


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9 responses to “Moomin and the Moonlight Adventure by Tove Jansson”


  1. Emma avatar

    Having lived in Scandinavia for a couple of years, we too love the moomins, and all of my godchildren have to suffer getting Moomin books for presents. I will add this to the list! 🙂


    1. Catherine avatar

      Happy to help, I hope that your godchildren will enjoy it 🙂


  2. Helen avatar

    I love the Moomins and have quite the collections of moomin related items. I haven’t seen these books for younger children before though – what a lovely introduction to the world of Moomintroll, Snufkin and Little My #oldiesbutgoodies


    1. Catherine avatar

      It is lovely to be able to introduce The Moomins to younger children. Thank you for visiting Story Snug 🙂


  3. The Mini Mes and Me avatar

    I remember the Moomin well. Feel all nostalgic now ! x

    Over from oldies but goodies x


  4. Cheryl avatar

    I discovered the Moomins when I had children. It has been so fun reading their books, and, of course, the children love reading them. #oldiesbutgoodies


  5. Suzanne avatar

    I always loved the moomins too. A childhood favourite 🙂 Thanks for linking to oldies but goodies.


  6. Colette avatar

    I loved the Moomins as a kid!
    #oldiesbutgoodies


    1. Catherine avatar

      It’s great to be able to share The Moomins with my daughter. Thank you for visiting Story Snug 🙂

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