Moomin books one and two

I loved the Tove Jansson adult novel I read earlier this year and so many people recommended the Moomin books that I needed to read them for myself. And after a stressful fall at my job, this break felt like a good time to dive into the world of the Moomins. So far I’ve read the first two books, Comet in Moominland and Finn Family Moomintroll, and they’re both delightful.

Jansson does an amazing job of creating a world that is funny, full of lovable characters, and has several bits of wisdom strewn throughout. The Moomins live with several friends and they’re all a bit odd in their own way, but each is accepted into the family with no questions asked. As new folks arrive at the Moomin house Moominmama welcomes them in.

The other part of these stories I loved was how much science was in them, of course in the first one as they are trying to find the comet and get more information, a telescope is involved and then in the second book a barometer makes an appearance. I love that Jansson incorporates these odd ball science lessons into the books and it works so well.

If you have kids, I highly recommend these books, I’ll be hitting up my library to get the rest of them very soon.