Saturday, 28 March 2009
The Moomins and the Great Flood
In the context of Moominland we may as well mention another Finland-published English translation. Tove Jansson's first Moomin book, Småtrollen och den stora översvämningen (The Moomins and the Great Flood) first appeared from Schildts in 1946, and since 2005 has been available from the same publisher in my own translation. A version of this translation is also available online - something that Schildts have never been entirely happy about. And thereby hangs a tale, for future telling, perhaps.