The Moomins and the Great Flood is the first book about the Moomins, originally published in 1945. It´s the story about Moominmamma and Moomintroll´s search for the missing Moominpappa and how they found their way to the Moominvalley.
GOODREADS RATING – 4.03/5 STARS
I read this book a while ago for one of my university modules. I really enjoyed the artwork – it was beautiful. I had never heard of Tove Jansson before, or the Moomins, so it was certainly an interesting read. The language was simple and seeing as this is a translation, I can imagine the writing is more lyrical in it’s original Swedish. The story follows a lot of small adventures with many characters joining and leaving along the way. The fact that this was published in 1945, goes to show how Tove Jansson represented exile during war as a key theme throughout the book. Overall – definitely read this, because it’s short, entertaining and memorable.
RATING – 4,5/5 STARS