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Moominpappa's Book of Thoughts

Words by Sami Malila

Art by Tove Jansson

Hardback, 56 pp, £5.99

Moominpappa's Book of Thoughts is a collection of philosophical anecdotes and other profound insights from the world famous Moomin stories, providing readers with an essential roadmap for how to go about their lives. During his long and eventful life, Moominpappa has had a knack of coming out with funny and wise thoughts in both good times and bad.

The book's original illustrations are by Tove Jansson. Other titles in this series include Moominmamma's Book of Thoughts, Moomintroll's Book of Thoughts, Little My'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.