Thu, 22 September 2011
A simple life interrupted by a quest to to visit a lonely mountain, and come back again through terrifying dangers into safety. A spiky fantasy about tearing up notices and laughing at committees. Small creatures are found again, unhappy creatures are comforted, and Moominmamma makes pancakes while a comet is about to crash into the earth. The Groke breathes cold into the world. Moomintroll is given a birch-bark schooner on the first day of spring. Tove Jansson's immortal tales about the creatures of Moomin Valley also draw on the dark effects of the Second World War, and give life to Nordic mythology. For those who think adults can read children's books too.