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Little My's Book of Thoughts

Words by Sami Malila

Art by Tove Jansson

Hardback, 64 pp, £5.99

Little My's Book of Thoughts is a collection of insightful sayings from the heart-warming Moomin stories.

Little My's smallness belies her towering strength. Courageous, decisive and fiercely independent, Little My swims against the tide, although her abrupt comments are often confounding in their accuracy. She successfully manages to hit the nail on the head at just the right or even the wrong moment.

The book's original illustrations are by Tove Jansson. Other titles in this series include Moominmamma's Book of Thoughts, Moominpappa's Book of Thoughts, Moomintroll's Book of Thoughts, Sniff's Book of Thoughts and Snufkin's Book of Thoughts.


Sami Malila


Sami Malila lives on an island archipelago on Finland's southern seaboard. He is foodie, a Swedish speaker and an outdoors expert, spending most of the long summer nights sleeping beneath the stars.

Tove Jansson


Tove Jansson was a writer, artist and cartoonist. The most widely read Finnish author abroad, she is best remembered as the creator of the Moomins. She drew her first Moomin in the 1930s just for fun, to tease her little brother by drawing the ugliest creature she could think of. In addition to the Moomin books, which have been translated into fifty languages, she was an acclaimed writer of novels and short stories.