Author(s): Tove Jansson
It all began with a hot day in June, and a volcano dropping black ash on Moominmamma's washing. Then a crack appeared in the ground, and Moomintroll's toothbrush slipped straight down into the dark and yawning earth.
Then a great flood wave came crashing through Moomin Valley. And that was why the Moomins found themselves a new home, and why they all had so many strange adventures, ones that were odd even by Moomin standards. . .
Tove Jansson was born in Finland in 1914. She began her career as a cartoonist and drew her first Moomin in the 1930s, just for fun. In 1945 he became a character in a children's story. Tove became world-famous for her Moomin books which began with Comet in Moominland in 1946. She received many prestigious awards, including the international Hans Christian Andersen Medal. She died in 2001, aged 87.