This was my favourite book as a child. It is the greatest portrayal of being happy and on holiday I know. Tove Jansson was a great artist as well as a great story-teller, and so her illustrations of Moomin Valley are an essential part of what makes this book so magical. And if you like it, then there are eight others in the series to read!
Thank you to Tom Holland for this wonderful choice. Tom’s next book, Dominion will be published in September by Little Brown.
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