Moominland Midwinter

Tove Jannson's Moomintroll books are among the most unique and charm-laden works of literature ever created for young people, and the adventures of the Moomins and their friends unfold with wry humor and unexpected turns that make reading them aloud a cozy pleasure.  In Moominland Midwinter, young Moomintroll awakens from his family's customary hibernation to find a perplexing -- but exciting -- world of snowy activity all around him.  Ages 9+

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