Coventry Telegraph - - FAMILY TIME -

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

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