Muumit (Moomins) by Finnish illustrator and writer Tove Jansson

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

Moomin Christmas!

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

Tove Jansson

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

Evening in the moomin household

Moomin Pappa Reading Small Tray Moominpappa reads the newspaper while Moominmamma knits in their cozy living room. As usual, Little My is up to her own brand of mischief. The Pappa Reading birch laminate tray from Opto Design brings .

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:

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