The Dangerous Journey

Author(s): Tove Jansson

Picture Books

A little girl is transported with the help of magic glasses from the tedium of a summer afternoon into an exciting world of mangrove swamps, spluttering volcanoes and sea where birds fly upside down and wild things threaten to pounce. But she is not alone. Old friends from Moomin Valley - Hemulen, Sniff, Snufkin, Thingummy & Bob - have joined her in her journey, and Moomin too, who rides to their rescue in a stripey balloon.


This brand new version of a 'lost classic' pairs Jansson's irresistible artwork with a playful rhyming text by one of Britain's star poets.


Product Information

Celebrating sixty years of the Moomins in English - A delightful picture book in rhyme that completes the Moomin Valley trilogy

Tove Jansson, writer and artist (1914-2001) first published her Moomin stories for children sixty-five years ago. They appeared in English five years later and have since been translated in 35 languages. The enduringly popular, A Book about Moomin, Mymble and Little My and Who Will Comfort Toffle? are both published by Sort of Books. They have together sold in excess of 55,000 copies. Sophie Hannah is a bestselling poet and author who was shortlisted for the 2007 TS Eliot Prize. She has also created the acclaimed English verse translations for A Book about Moomin, Mymble and Little My and Who Will Comfort Toffle?

General Fields

  • : 9780954899592
  • : Sort of Books
  • : Sort of Books
  • : August 2010
  • : 285mm X 210mm
  • : United Kingdom
  • : September 2010
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : chiefly col. Illustrations
  • : 28
  • : Hardback
  • : Tove Jansson