littlechien via firefluff firefluff:  Artwork by Tove Jansson

Tove Jansson’s first ever Moomin book ‘The Moomins and the Great Flood’. Tove Jansson began writing the book in War had broken out, and the 25 year old Finnish writer was thinking about a different world, one not shot through with fear and hatred.

Found on Flickr. Illustration from  "The Book about Moomin, Mymble and Little My " by Tove Jansson

♣~~~~ picture of Moomin Mummy ~~ from "the Book about Moomin, Mymble and Little My " 1952 ~~~ by Tove Jansson

The Moomins and the Great Flood  – 1945.     Comet in Moominland, Some editions: The Happy Moomins – 1946.     Finn Family Moomintroll – 1948.     The Exploits of Moominpappa, Some editions: Moominpappa's Memoirs 1950.     Moominsummer Madness 1954.     Moominland Midwinter 1957.     Tales from Moominvalley – 1962 (Short stories).     Moominpappa at Sea  – 1965.     Moominvalley in November (Originally: Sent i november) – 1970 (In which the Moomin family is absent).

The Moomins and the Great Flood – Comet in Moominland, Some editions…

Snusmumriken spelar musik

Have you seen these absolutely b e a u t i f u l Moomin Easter paintings by Tove Jansson?

Gems

'Who Will Comfort Toffle?' by Tove Jansson, 1960 Tove Jansson has been one of my favorite illustrators since I was a little girl. The way she can tell a story wit the colors and shapes sends me straight back to my childhood.

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