The Last Dragon in Moominvalley


Description & Details

A stunning illustrated picture book retelling of the classic Moomin story The Last Dragon.

When Moomintroll finds a tiny dragon, he puts it in a jam jar to keep it as a pet. He's so excited to have found the very last dragon in the world! But Moomintroll soon realizes that the dragon wants to be free. And when the dragon seems to prefer Snufkin, will Moomintroll's heart be broken?

This stunning picture book is a newly-illustrated retelling of Tove Jansson's classic Moomin short story The Last Dragon, originally published in Tales from Moominvalley sixty years ago and now adapted for a new generation of Moomin fans.

Author: Tove Jannson, adapted by Cecilia Davidsson and Cecilia Heikkila

About the Author:
Tove Jansson (1914-2001) was born in Helsinki to artist parents. She was to become a celebrated artist, political cartoonist and author, but she is best known as the creator of The Moomins, one of the most successful and beloved children's book series ever written. Inspired by summers spent on the islands off Finland and Sweden, Tove created the unique world of Moominvalley and all its inhabitants. The Moomins and The Great Flood, her first book to feature the Moomins, was published in 1945. Tove went on to publish twelve Moomin books between 1945-1977, which have sold millions and been translated into over fifty languages. In the 1950s, The Moomins became a successful cartoon strip, which was to feature in newspapers all over the world. As the Moomins' fame grew, they began to appear in television series, plays, films and a varied merchandise program soon followed. In 1966, Tove received the Hans Christian Andersen Award for her lasting contribution to children's literature.

Cecilia Davidsson is a novelist and children's book author. She lives in Vaxholm, Sweden.

Cecilia Heikkila is a Swedish graphic designer, and children's book author and illustrator. Her picture books include A Christmas Sweater for Nina and Badger's Journey published by Interlink Books.