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When a flood sweeps through the valley, the Moomins must find a new house. And with typical Moomin good luck, one just happens to be floating by. It looks normal enough, but there are curtains where one wall should be, strange rows of lights, and other odd amenities. Then Moomintroll and the Snork Maiden disappear, and the family realize that the house may hold the answers to more than they ever dreamed.

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Overview

When a flood sweeps through the valley, the Moomins must find a new house. And with typical Moomin good luck, one just happens to be floating by. It looks normal enough, but there are curtains where one wall should be, strange rows of lights, and other odd amenities. Then Moomintroll and the Snork Maiden disappear, and the family realize that the house may hold the answers to more than they ever dreamed.

A flood hits Moomin Valley and triggers a series of adventures for the Moomins.

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Publishers Weekly - Publisher's Weekly
The fanciful Moominfolk take to the stage as only they can in this series of droll escapades. Ages 7-10. (Apr.)
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780374350390
  • Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux
  • Publication date: 6/28/1991
  • Series: Moomintrolls Series
  • Pages: 176
  • Age range: 9 - 12 Years
  • Product dimensions: 5.36 (w) x 7.93 (h) x 0.88 (d)

Meet the Author

Tove Jansson (1914–2001) was born in Helsinki and spent much of her life in Finland. She is the author of the Moomin books, including Comet in Moominland and Finn Family Moomintroll. Born into an artistic family—her father was a sculptor and her mother was a graphic designer and illustrator—Jansson studied at the University College of Arts, Crafts and Design in Stockholm, the Finnish Academy of Fine Arts, and L’École des Beaux-Arts in Paris. In addition to her Moomin books, she also wrote several novels, drew comic strips and worked as a painter and illustrator. In 1966, she was awarded the Hans Christian Andersen Medal for her body of work. Jansson had a studio in Helsinki but spent most of her time at her home on a small island called Klovharu.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 24, 2011

    Quick, Fun Read

    In this installation of the Moomin-books, they're put out of their house by a flood... and they begin to inhabit a theater, without knowing what it is, or what happens in one. This book carries some of the same ideas from past Moomin books (such as a flood, and spells), but introduces new adventures and characters. Sniff was absent from this book, but Snufkin played a fun role. Overall, another fun book from Jansson.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 24, 2002

    Too Cute, Loved it Too Much, Took it Everywhere I Went

    Even though I am a fifth grader, top of my class, and read some pretty challenging books, this book goes into my "favorites" catagory. This book was so adorable, that I couldn't get over how sweet the Moomin family was. I recomend this book to everyone; young and old. I can not wait t get my hands onto another Moomin book. Enjoy!

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