by Tove Jansson
WITH A MAID TO HELP AROUND THE HOUSE, WILL THE MOOMINS BECOME RESPECTABLE?
Another classic Moomin story reworked in full color, with a kid-proof but kid-friendly size, price, and format.
A housekeeping and mother-craft expert named Mrs. Fillyjonk moves in next door to the Moomins. Seeing the state of the Moomin house, she takes action, shaming them into hiring a maid. When Misabel the maid arrives, it's immediately clear she needs a little cheering up, and since Mrs. Fillyjonk has mysteriously disappeared, the Moomins set about teaching her how to enjoy life. Lessons and poignant reminders of the importance of simple pleasures abound in Moominmamma's Maid, the classic tale from Tove Jansson.
Praise for Moominmamma's Maid
Softcover. Full-colour. 48 pages. 8.5 x 6".
Published by Enfant, Drawn & Quarterly.
We might recommend for 6 or 7 years and up, but it varies largely. The interpersonal and social tensions in the themes are played out and resolved in a medium that we find approachable even for young children, and our children took a keen interest already at ~4 years old in the Moomin stories, although we wouldn't normally recommend them so early. We would paraphrase a little certainly when reading aloud.