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The Last Dragon in Moominvalley

by Tove Jansson

Hardback $29.99

$29.99

The Last Dragon in Moominvalley

by Tove Jansson

Hardback $29.99

$29.99

$29.99

A beautiful picture book with a textured cover and new colour illustrations, The Last Dragon in Moominvalley is the perfect gift for Moomin fans of all ages.

When Moomintroll finds a tiny dragon, he puts it in a jam jar to keep it as a pet. He's so excited to have found the very last dragon in the world! But Moomintroll soon realises that the dragon wants to be free. And when the dragon seems to prefer Snufkin, will Moomintroll's heart be broken?

This stunning picture book is a newly-illustrated retelling of Tove Jansson's classic Moomin short story The Last Dragon, originally published in Tales from Moominvalley 60 years ago and now reinterpreted for a new generation of Moomin fans.

Book Information

  • ISBN: 9781529010282
  • Format: Hardback
  • Pub Date: 13/09/2022
  • Category: Children's, Teenage & educational / Adventure stories (Children's / Teenage)
    Children's, Teenage & educational / Fantasy & magical realism (Children's / Teenage)
    Children's, Teenage & educational / Picture storybooks
    Children's, Teenage & educational / Classic fiction (Children's / Teenage)
    Junior Fiction / Kids Other
  • Imprint: Macmillan Children's Books
  • Pages: 40
  • Price: $29.99

A beautiful picture book with a textured cover and new colour illustrations, The Last Dragon in Moominvalley is the perfect gift for Moomin fans of all ages.

When Moomintroll finds a tiny dragon, he puts it in a jam jar to keep it as a pet. He's so excited to have found the very last dragon in the world! But Moomintroll soon realises that the dragon wants to be free. And when the dragon seems to prefer Snufkin, will Moomintroll's heart be broken?

This stunning picture book is a newly-illustrated retelling of Tove Jansson's classic Moomin short story The Last Dragon, originally published in Tales from Moominvalley 60 years ago and now reinterpreted for a new generation of Moomin fans.

Author Information

Tove Jansson (1914 - 2001) was born in Helsinki to artist parents. She was to become a celebrated artist, political cartoonist and author, but she is best known as the creator of the Moomins, one of the most successful and beloved children's book series ever written. Inspired by summers spent on the islands off Finland and Sweden, Tove created the unique world of Moominvalley and all its inhabitants. The Moomins and The Great Flood, her first book to feature the Moomins, published in 1945. Tove went on to publish twelve Moomin books between 1945 and 1977, which have sold in their millions and been translated into over fifty languages. In the 1950s the Moomins became a successful cartoon strip, which was to feature in newspapers all over the world. As the Moomins' fame grew, they began to appear in television series, plays, films and a varied merchandise program soon followed. Tove also painted throughout her life and wrote novels and short stories, including the acclaimed Summer Book. But the Moomin world was never far away. As Tove said, "You feel a cold wind on your legs when you step outside Moomin Valley..." In 1966, Tove received the Hans Christian Andersen Award for her lasting contribution to children's literature.

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