Tove Jansson grew up in an artistic Household in Helsinki. Her Mother was an Illustrator, her Father a Sculptor.
While her Mother worked, Tove would sit by her Side, drawing her own Pictures. She soon added Words to the Images. Her first Book, Sara and Pelle and the Octopuses of the Water Sprite, was published when she was just 13.
The War had a great Effect on Tove. She was depressed and her Anxiety and Grief are embedded in the first Book The Moomins and the great Flood.
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