To know the Moomins was to know Tove [Jansson]. She poured her wit, dreams and fears into the characters.The Economist
By Tove Jansson. Published by Enfant / Drawn & Quarterly.
Softcover, 60 pages, Colour, 2018 (originally published 1959)
All the Moomins want to do is sleep through the long, harsh winter, but nothing goes according to plan when several unexpected and unwanted guests show up!
As the Moomins prepare to hibernate through what is going to be the worst winter yet, several unwelcomed guests take advantage of the Moomins’ generosity and keep the family awake throughout the long winter. Their quirky but needy guests prevent the Moomins from hibernating and the chaos only increases with the arrival of a little nibling determined to find out everyone’s secrets. One by one, the nibling sees what the Moomins and each of their houseguests do when no one else is looking. But everyone is ashamed of what the nibling has seen and is determined to keep their secret activities, well, a secret!
Praise for Moomin Winter
[Tove Jansson's Moomins feature) scratchy, pen-and-ink sketches and [an] atmosphere of beneficence ... [a] mix of disaster and gentle naïveté.New York Review of Books