Tove Jansson

Moominland MidWinter Colour Edition


A rare treat for Moomin Fans with 8 original full colour pages.

In 1961, at the request of her Italian Publisher, Tove Jansson created a unique new edition of Moominland Midwinter, the tale in which Moomin wakes from hibernation to contend all on his own with the mysterious new world of winter. The text and internal line drawings of this much loved story were unchanged, but she added a beautiful new cover illustration and six glorious full-page colour illustrations plus a colour panorama.

It was the only Moomin title that she reworked in this way and became a prized item for fans and collectors. For the first time, this edition is now be available in English.

Author bio:

Tove Jansson (1914-2001) published Moominland Midwinter, the fifth of her series of Moomin novels, in 1957. It was an instant classic, and its special message of courage and hope in coping with isolation and a world rendered utterly strange has resonated through the decades, chiming particularly with our recent life under lockdown.


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