Tove Jansson.The Moomin Books
Analysis of Moomin books II
The main target audience – children. Although it is interesting to read Moomin books as an adult from adult point of view.
Language – simple extended sentences, no special terms and definitions. Clean language without any slang words or rudeness.
Stories - full of dialogues and many descriptions of everything which surrounds main characters.
Analysis of Moomin books III
Jansson uses the differences between the characters' philosophies to provide a venue for her satirical impulses
The Moomin stories have a very humane message. The books have utterances, which ponder life and ways of the world:
Snufkin comments on freedom: "One can never be entirely free, if one admires someone else too much." Little My expresses possession: "Possession means worries and luggage bags one has to drag along."
Analysis of Moomin books IV
Although majority of Moomin books are full with fun and interesting adventures, there also are stories with a little bit gloomier thoughts and background (Moominland Midwinter, Moominpappa at Sea, )
Having a family is an important value for Moomins.