A HEARTWARMING STORY OF LOVE AND FAMILY LIFE
SPEAKING of favourite characters… if you’re staying in, little people will love to cosy up to mum and dad with this illustrated gift edition book featuring the fictional Finnish family, The Moomins.
Published as a standalone title, for the first time, by independent publisher Sort Of Books, The Invisible Child is about a little girl who turns invisible after being badly treated by the woman supposedly caring for her.
She is given a place to stay at the Moominhouse and, when shown warmth, kindness and respect by the Moomin family, she gradually reappears and regains her place in the world.
The Invisible Child, a short story by Moomin creator Tove Jansson, is joined by another tale from the author, The Fir Tree, both humorous and profoundly kind, they are a celebration of home, family and life’s fleeting, precious moments of joy.
The book is available to buy from Waterstones, the Moomin Shop Covent Garden and Oxfam shops, with at least £4 from each sale (book price £4.99) being donated to Oxfam’s women’s projects worldwide. It is also available from Waterstones.com and the Oxfam Online Shop.
James Daunt, Managing Director of Waterstones, said: “This is bookselling at its very best; putting before readers an inspiring story, in an exceptionally beautiful edition, all at a modest price for the benefit of Oxfam’s important work.
“Hat’s off to Moomin characters and everyone involved.”
Gemma Cairney, broadcaster and author, is supporting the Invisible Child campaign