“I didn’t read these growing up; in fact, I only started them in the past few years. And I can’t decide if reading them as an adult or as a child is best . . . perhaps both. But I love these more and more with each one I read.* The stories are filled with ridiculous situations and sillier characters, but it’s the keen observations and gentle philosophy of life that keeps me coming back. And a beautiful turn of phrase doesn’t hurt either. These wonderful characters tumble and crash off the pages with such a joyful love of life and adventure, that it’s difficult not to be swept up and carried away to Moominvalley. Charming.
*It’s not necessary to read these in order, and while I selected the 2nd book in these new additions, any of the 8 are equally delightful.”—Erin, Ravenna Third Place, Seattle. Buy Finn Family Moomintroll from Third Place Books. Check out some of the other Moomin books here.