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Books on Film: Moomin in Documentary Land

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Have other folks shared this? I bet other folks have shared this. But it’s July, dang it, and I refuse to Google stuff in July!

How many professional-quality documentaries out there feature children’s book creators? Not as many as I’d like. Today we have a wonderful documentary of Moomin creator Tove Janssen. The Moomin are some of the most popular children’s book characters in the world, although you might not know it living in the United States, where they keep a slightly lower-profile.


About Travis Jonker

Travis Jonker is an elementary school librarian in Michigan. He writes reviews (and the occasional article or two) for School Library Journal and is a member of the 2014 Caldecott committee. You can email Travis at scopenotes@gmail.com, or follow him on Twitter: @100scopenotes.