Christmas Comes to Moominvalley

Alex Haridi

Cecilia Davidsson

Illustrated by Filippa Widlund

Tove Jansson

Ages 3-5
4.39 based on 23 ratings & 5 reviews on
See more book details
01 November 2018
40 pages

A beautiful, collectible and classic hardback picture book, lavishly embossed and foiled, Christmas Comes to Moominvalley is the perfect gift for Moomin fans of all ages.

This is an exquisitely illustrated re-telling of Tove Jansson's classic story The Fir Tree, in which the Moomins are woken up from their winter sleep to be told that 'Christmas' is coming. The only trouble is, the Moomins have no idea who, or what Christmas is . . .

The sensitively adapted words in this picture book capture Tove Jansson's uniquely wise, perceptive and original voice, and are paired with delicate, painterly illustrations full of character and detail and based on Jansson's original drawings and colour plates. A new generation of readers will enjoy meeting the loveable Moomin family and friends, with their special values of tolerance, kindness and integrity, as they prepare for their first Christmas, and try to solve the puzzle of what 'Christmas' is really all about.