Comet in Moominland
Tove Jansson

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Narrated By: Hugh Dennis, Hugh Dennis

Duration: 3 hours and 26 minutes

What to expect

Penguin presents the audiobook edition of Comet in Moominland by Tove Jansson, read by Hugh Dennis.

If you haven't met a Moomin yet, you're in for the most magical fun!

A comet is speeding towards Earth and nobody knows what to do!

Will it destroy everything and everyone? Moomintroll decides to find out. So, with Sniff, he sets out on an expedition to ask the Professor if a comet is really on its way to destroy the Earth. On their journey they meet some interesting people - such as Snufkin the super tramp, and the Hemulen who rescuesthem from an underground tunnel - and have narrow escapes from such menaces as crocodiles and giant lizards. And on their way back Moomintroll meets the beautiful Snork Maiden and is a changed Moomin for ever after. But what about the comet - and is the World Wiped Out?...

Genre

Children's / Teenage fiction: Classic fiction

Listen to a sample

I have long been a passionate Moomin appreciator - it's not just Tove Jansson's wonderfully strange fairytale world that so appeals but also her beautiful line work and exquisite sense of design

Lauren Child

They seem to grow in wisdom and delight every time I read them...a perfect marriage of word and picture