This fourth volume is, alas, the last in the series chronicling the adventures and misadventures of the hippolike Scandinavian troll, his girlfriend, and his parents. 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. 128 pages.