The Moomins And The Great Flood
The Moomins and the Great Flood is the first book about the Moomins, originally published in 1945. It is the story about Moominmamma and Moomintroll's search for the missing Moominpappa and how they found their way to the Moominvalley. The beginning of all the Moomin adventures!
Written during the 1939-40 Finnish-Soviet Union conflict, or The Winter War, Jansson uses the unusual setting of a natural catastrophe to provide the background of her first children’s book and the first appearance of her beloved Moomin characters. She wrote this as her escape from the horrors of war and its many consequences, but rather than avoiding the problems that war raises, she uses these as a basis for the many obstacles that the characters face, from separated families to forced displacement. With beautiful black and white artwork interspersed throughout the text and curious, playful prose, you find yourself rooting for the Moomins and their quest to find Moominpappa and a place to call home.