Nothing quite compares to this mid-century series about a tight-knit family of hippoppotomesque creatures and their outlandish friends who live in a Scandinavian valley. Their lives are cozily domestic, chock-full of objects like buttons and boats and "big yellow pancakes with raspberry jam", but also wild and fierce and free. Beneath it all runs a eerie current of melancholy that called to me as a child - especially in this volume, in which our hero Moomintroll alone wakes from hibernation to discover a valley that's barren and covered in snow...— Maddie
Everyone knows that the Moomins sleep through the winter, but this year Moomintroll has woken up in January. After his initial shock at seeing his familiar haunts under the snow, Moomintroll discovers that winter is worth waking up for after all.
"Will hook readers of all ages." --Publishers Weekly