Moomins: Snufkin’s Book Thoughts

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Sami Malila, Tove Jansson

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Snufkin’s Book of Thoughts is a collection of cheerful and free-spiritedideas as well as eternal truths. The free and philosophical wanderer, Snufkin, lives his life in his own peaceful way. To Moomintroll, he is an irreplaceable friend and all the other residents of Moominvalley look to him for counsel. Original illustrations by the creator of the Moomins and the author of the bestselling The Summer Book – Tove Jansson.

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Weight 186 g
Dimensions 15.6 x 15.9 cm
Publisher name Self Made Hero
Publication date 24 May 2012
Number of pages 56
Format Hardback
Dimensions 15.6 x 15.9 cm
Weight 186 g

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 décor 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.