Introduction to Moomin
Here you can find information about Tove Jansson’s Moomin books and some awesome activity pages and a coloring book! Play and learn with Moomin!
Finn Family Moomintroll (original Swedish title Trollkarlens hatt, ‘The Magician’s Hat’), the third in the series of Tove Jansson’s Moomins books, is published. It owes its title in translation to the fact that it was the first Moomin book to be published in English, and was actually marketed as the first in the series until the 1980s. The 1961 English publication features a foreword “by Moominmamma“, where she explains the nature of Moomins for fear that English children may not have heard of them; she also apologises for her “rottn” English.
The Exploits of Moominpappa is published. It is the fourth book in the Moomin series by Tove Jansson and it will be considerably revised in 1968 under the title Moominpappa’s Memoirs. The story found in this book is mentioned in the previous Moomin books, as Moominpappa writes his memoirs in those stories. Unlike Comet in Moominland and Finn Family Moomintroll, both versions of the novel were translated into English.
The Book about Moomin, Mymble and Little My was the first Moomin picture book by Finnish author Tove Jansson, published in 1952 in Swedish. It is the first Moomin book to be adapted into an iPad app.Moomintroll is taking milk back home to his mother,Moominmamma when he meets The Mymble who is searching for her missing sister Little My. Together the pair go looking for her.
Moominsummer Madness (Swedish title Farlig midsommar, ‘Dangerous Midsummer’), the fourth in the series of Tove Jansson’s Moomins books, is published. The major theme of the novel is that of theatre, described as an infuriating but ultimately rewarding process.
Moominland Midwinter (Swedish title Trollvinter, Finnish title Taikatalvi), the fifth in the series of Tove Jansson’s Moomins books, is published. This book sees Jansson adopt a darker, more introspective tone compared to the earlier books that is continued in the remainder of the series. Often in the book Moomintrollis either lonely, miserable, angry or scared – the result of being forced to survive in a world to which he feels he does not belong. While preserving the charm of the previous novels, the story involves a more in-depth exploration of Moomintroll’s character than before.
Who Will Comfort Toffle? is the second picture book in the Moomin series by Tove Jansson. It was first published in 1960. It was first translated into English by Kingsley Hart. The lonely Toffle leaves his home to look for friends, eventually finding the Miffle and rescuing her from The Groke.
Tales from Moomin Valley (Swedish: Det osynliga barnet och andra berättelser) is published. It is the sixth book in the Moomin series and unlike the other books, it is a book of short stories, not a novel.
Moominpappa at Sea (Swedish: Pappan och havet) is published. It is the seventh book in the Moomin book series by Tove Jansson. In the novel the Moomin family is off to live in a lighthouse on a tiny island, because even the home-loving Moomins need a change of scenery sometimes.
The last Moomin story – Moominvalley in November – is published. Tove decides to stop writing Moomin books, but continues to write for adults. She publishes The Summer Book.
Canadian publisher Drawn Quarterly publishes the renewed Moomin comic strip in English.
Activity pages for kids, print them for you and your friends!
Lovely Moomin pictures that you can print out and colour as you like!
Print out your own Moomin poster. Write your own text in the box below the image for informative messages, or print it without the box just for decoration!