“‘What is it?’ said Moomintroll. Discoveries were his very favourite thing (after mysterious paths, swimming and secrets, that is)

I could happily curl up asleep with all my sewing treasures but I think Little My has run off with Moomin mama's sewing basket!

The best hats are top hats. "It looks rather ordinary', said the Snork. "Unless you consider that a top hat is always somewhat extraordinary, of course."

The adventurous Moominpappa, with his top hat and seafaring nature, was based on Jansson’s storm-chasing father.