by Tove Jansson
Tove Marika Jansson, the author of the Moomin series, was a Swedish-Finnish novelist, painter, illustrator and comic strip author.
Between 1945 and 1993 Jansson wrote and released nine books in the series, along with five picture books and a comic strip. Since then, the Moomins have been the subjects for numerous television series and films, and there is even a theme park called Moomin World in Naantali, Finland.
The Moomins are snow-white, round trolls with large snouts making them resemble hippopotami. This carefree and adventurous family, always having great adventures together, lives in the forests of Finland in Moominvalley. In this book, Sniff (a small kangaroo-like creature) and Snufkin, a mysterious traveller who lives with Moomintroll and Sniff, find a Hobgoblin’s Hat on a mountain-top. The strange powers of this hat create total havoc in Moominvalley making many strange things happen. For upper elementary age readers.