Moomin on the Riviera (Paperback)
A rerelease of the classic comic in honor of the centenary of Tove Jansson's birth
As springtime dawns in Moominvalley and the first northern crocus opens, Moominpappa and Snorkmaiden, glamorized by the prospects of movie stars and gambling, insist the whole family take a trip down to the Riviera. Reluctantly Moomin and Moominmamma agree to go along, and the Moomins set off on a grand adventure, complete with butlers, luxury shops, indoor swimming pools, and duels at dawn. With their innocent curiosity about everything, the Moomins prove the perfect foil for the cynical, world-weary residents of the Riviera.
Tove Jansson's Moomin on the Riviera is a classic Moomin story reworked in full color, with a kid-friendly size, price, and format. A delight for the whole family
About the Author
Tove Jansson (1914-2001) was a legendary Finnish children's book author/artist and the creator of the Moomins, who came to life in books, comic strips, theater, opera, film, radio, theme parks, and television.
Praise for the Moomin series
“[Moomin is] a quirky, original comic strip masterpiece . . . Moomins are the vehicles through which Jansson explores everything that’s laughable, charming, laudable, and suspect about being human . . . The Moomin series . . . is the sort of thing you can read at age eight or at forty-eight and find equally gratifying.” —Myla Goldberg, NPR