Author(s): Tove Jansson
"If you haven't met a Moomin yet, you're missing the most magical fun . . . Moominpappa is looking through his old Discovery Collection and finds a special shell, which holds the Ocean's Song. Moomintroll and his friends want their own magical shells, so they sail off in search of treasure. But as they reach the island of the Hattifatteners a thunderstorm strikes. Will the friends find the Ocean's Song in time?"
Tove Jansson was born in Helsingfors, Finland, in 1914. Her mother was a caricaturist who designed 165 of Finland's stamps and her father was a sculptor. She studied painting in Finland, Sweden and France, and subsequently became a book illustrator. Her extraordinary illustrative style is seen as a design classic the world over. Originally written in Swedish, the Moomintroll books have been translated into 34 languages and adapted for television, film, radio and opera. Tove Jansson lived alone on a small island in the gulf of Finland, where most of her books were written. She died in 2001."