Moomins: Sniff’s Book of Thoughts



ISBN: 9781906838232 Categories: ,

Sami Malila, Tove Jansson


Who of us could not confess to liking food, sleeping and things that shine – at least sometimes? Or dream about becoming rich? This is also true of Sniff, who is fundamentally sweet-natured and who willingly participates in everything, so long as it isn’t too dangerous or tiring. This book contains many funny insights as well as support for all those in whom there lurks a little Sniff.

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Weight 224 g
Dimensions 15.7 x 15.7 cm
Publisher name Self Made Hero
Publication date 24 May 2012
Number of pages 64
Format Hardback
Dimensions 15.7 x 15.7 cm
Weight 224 g


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Samy lives on an island archipelago on Finland's southern seaboard. He is foodie, a Swedish speaker and an outdoors expert, spending most of the long summer nights, sleeping beneath the stars. // The legendary creator of The Moomins, Tove Jansson (1914 - 2001), was born in 1914 in Helingsfors, Finland. Her mother was a charicaturist and the designer of many of Finland's stamps, and her father was a sculptor. Tove studied painting in Finland, Sweden and France and later worked as a book illustrator, a designer and strip cartoonist, as well as being involved in theatre d├ęcor and making frescoes in public places. She drew her first Moomin in the 1930s, just for fun, to tease her little brother by drawing the ugliest creature she could think of. Moomin developed a nicer snout and character and in 1939 he became a character in a children's story. The Finn Family Moomingtroll has been a hugely successful book, translated into many languages - many other Moomin stories followed.
In 1966 Tove Jansson was awarded the Hans Christian Andersen Medal - an international award for the best children's book of the year.