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Tove Jansson

Tove Jansson

Finnish author, illustrator, and comic-strip author Tove Jansson is best known for her Moomin series of books for children and comic strips, which feature sweet, nature and adventure loving, whimsically illustrated creatures populating their own Moomin-world. She also wrote several books for adults, including The Summer Book, about a six-year-old girl living with her grandmother on a tiny island in the gulf of Finland.

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Finnish author, illustrator, and comic-strip author Tove Jansson is best known for her Moomin series of books for children and comic strips, which feature sweet, nature and adventure loving, whimsically illustrated creatures populating their own Moomin-world. She also wrote several books for adults, including The Summer Book, about a six-year-old girl living with her grandmother on a tiny island in the gulf of Finland.

Tove Jansson: "You can't ever be really free if you admire somebody too much."

Tove Jansson: "You can't ever be really free if you admire somebody too much."

Tove Jansson working in her studio from moomin.com

Tove Jansson working in her studio from moomin.com

Tove Jansson working in her studio from moomin.com

Tove Jansson working in her studio from moomin.com

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

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

Astrid Lindgren and Tove Jansson in 1958

Astrid Lindgren and Tove Jansson in 1958

Tove Jansson from: http://www.moomin.com/tove/eng/galleria_ateljee.html#images/atelje_03.jpg

Tove Jansson from: http://www.moomin.com/tove/eng/galleria_ateljee.html#images/atelje_03.jpg

I Heart Picture Books: Tove Jansson Photos

I Heart Picture Books: Tove Jansson Photos

Tove Jansson photo credit: Tammi

Tove Jansson photo credit: Tammi

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