This is one of our favorite kid’s books, one of Tove Jansson’s beloved series about a family of Moomins, who are hippopotamus-like in looks, wise and eccentric in character. The Moomin stories take us far and are full of curious wisdom, like Too-ticky explaining the refrain of a song she wrote about a snow-lantern (above):
All things are so very uncertain, and that’s exactly what makes me feel reassured.
That one line is a very radical and daring approach to living.
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