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- Description'I decided to run away. There simply wasn't anything else to do.' Here at last is Moominpappa's promised life story - from the days when he was abandoned in a newspaper parcel on the doorstep of a Moomin orphanage, to when he ran away to see the world and was lucky eugh to meet Moominmamma.
- Author BiographyTove Jansson was born in Helsingfors, Finland, in 1914. Her mother was a caricaturist who designed 165 of Finland's stamps and her father was a sculptor. She studied painting in Finland, Sweden and France, and subsequently became a book illustrator. Her extraordinary illustrative style is seen as a design classic the world over. Originally written in Swedish, the Moomintroll books have been translated into over 40 languages and adapted for television, film, radio and opera. Tove Jansson lived alone on a small island in the gulf of Finland, where most of her books were written. She died in 2001.
- Author(s)Tove Jansson
- PublisherPenguin Books Ltd
- Date of Publication28/03/1974
- SubjectChildren's Fiction
- Country of PublicationUnited Kingdom
- Content Noteillustrations
- Weight106 g
- Width129 mm
- Height198 mm
- Spine8 mm
- Translated byThomas Warburton
- Format DetailsB-format paperback
- Reading Age6-11
- Interest AgeFrom 7
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