Tove Jansson

illustration by Tove Jansson, Finnish author of the wonderful Moomin books I grew up with

Moomin Christmas! Just read an extract from Tove's memoirs about her childhood Christmases. Magical times :-)

The Fir Tree, from Tales from Moominvalley - Tove Jansson , 1962 Finnish , Illustration

Tove Jansson. Moomin. Finland.

I cannot emphasize my love of Tove Jansson and the magnificent Moomintrolls. Finn Family Moomintroll is one of my favorite books and the entire Moomintroll series (and comics) are truly magical.

Tove Jansson. Sanat, kuvat ja elämä. Seinämaalaus. Kuva: Per Olov Jansson.

Tove ----- In 70 year old Tove Jansson painted her last monumental work for the Taikurin hattu (Hobgoblin’s hat) kindergarten in Pori, Finland. Three-part mural presents Moominvalley in spring, summer and autumn.