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Finn Family Moomintroll

Narrated by: Hugh Dennis
Length: 3 hrs and 33 mins
Categories: Children, Ages 8-10
4.5 out of 5 stars (52 ratings)

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Summary

If you haven't met a Moomin yet, you're in for the most magical fun! The unabridged, downloadable audiobook edition of Tove Jansson's endearing classic, Finn Family Moomintroll, read with warmth (and some lively character voices) by the comedian Hugh Dennis. Moomintroll is cheerful and chubby and lives in the magical Moominvalley with his mother, Moominmamma, his father, Moominpappa and all of their friends. Throughout the winter the Moomins hibernate, but before they go to sleep they fill their tummies full of pineneedles. In spring they wake up, ready for their fun-filled summer adventures. This is the story in which Moomintroll finds a big hat - a magical Hobgoblin hat, no less…

©1982 Tove Jansson (P)2012 Penguin Books Ltd

Critic reviews

"Beautiful words...Tove Jansson is a genius - Jenny Downham, author of Before I Die." ( Books for Keeps)
"They seem to grow in wisdom and delight every time I read them." (Philip Pullman)
“The Moomin books make for both splendid bedtime read-alouds and solitary savoring.” ( Wall Street Journal)

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Brilliant!

It's very impressive, the sound effects are really good. And good reading, I really like it.

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As wonderful a story as it was when I was a kid

Really enjoyed listening to this with my children, they were as enthralled as I was back then, truelly marvellous.

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A happy retreat to the valley of the moomins

I love this book. It takes me back to my childhood and feels like a tonic.

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Gorgeous!

Hugh Dennis is perfect as the narrator. Lovely production and sends my seven year old off to sleep beautifully.

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unlistenable-

I've downloaded this several times because the children love moomims. however this is completely unlistenable because it keeps jumping and missing pieces of words.

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