The Moomins are a tight-knit family of hippo-shaped creatures with easygoing and adventurous outlooks. Reaching out to adults as well as kids with her gentle and droll sense of humor, Tove Jansson’s illustrations manage to simultaneously stay whimsical and biting. Her observations of everyday life, including guests who overstay their welcome, modern art, movie stars, and high society, easily held the attention of an international audience upon release and still resonate today.
Hardcover. 96 pages.