Muumit (Moomins) by Finnish illustrator and writer Tove Jansson

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

Tove Jansson

'Who Will Comfort Toffle?' by Tove Jansson (translated by Kingsley Hart), published by Schildts, 1960

Tove Jansson's The Summer Book

Tove Jansson's The Summer Book - a wonderful book that lingers long in your…

Moomins by Tove Jansson

I agree with this description. Forget the spooky stop motion cartoon. It's all about the eight original books and Tove Jansson's pen and ink drawings. I would choose these as my luxury on desert island discs.

Finn Family Moomintroll, by Tove Jansson

Another favorite scene in a book is in Finn Family Moomintroll by Tov Jansson. There is a magic hat, and if you absent-mindedly use it as a wastepaper basket mysterious things occur. Moominmamma drops in a ball of pink perennials and look what happens:

Moomin Card: Moomin Nightfall

Moomin Card: Moomin Nightfall

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