"If I want to wish something good on people, I wish them islands with no address." -Tove Jansson, quoted in "Islands of Fantasy,"published in 2003 by the Moominvalley Collection at the Tampere Art Museum (http://muumilaakso.tampere.fi/en/)

"If I want to wish something good on people, I wish them islands with no address." -Tove Jansson, quoted in "Islands of Fantasy,"published in 2003 by the Moominvalley Collection at the Tampere Art Museum (http://muumilaakso.tampere.fi/en/)

tove jansson's cottage

tove jansson's cottage

Tove Jansson (Moomin author) with her partner Tuulikki Pietila (the inspiration for my favourite character Too-Ticki)

Tove Jansson (Moomin author) with her partner Tuulikki Pietila (the inspiration for my favourite character Too-Ticki)

Tove Jansson's island cottage

Tove Jansson's island cottage

Moomin-writer Tove Jansson's cabin in the Porvoo archipelago

Moomin-writer Tove Jansson's cabin in the Porvoo archipelago

"The cat came in, sat down, and stared at them.  'Fish,' said Mari. 'We ought to take in the net.'" Quote from "Fair Play" by Tove Jansson, Published in the UK by Sort of Books (www.sortof.co.uk/books/fair-play/), and in the US by NYRB Classics (www.nybooks.com/books/imprints/classics/fair-play/)

"The cat came in, sat down, and stared at them. 'Fish,' said Mari. 'We ought to take in the net.'" Quote from "Fair Play" by Tove Jansson, Published in the UK by Sort of Books (www.sortof.co.uk/books/fair-play/), and in the US by NYRB Classics (www.nybooks.com/books/imprints/classics/fair-play/)

Tove was a cat lady?!  Well, of course she was!

Tove was a cat lady?! Well, of course she was!

Tuulikki Pietilä & Tove Jansson.  Jansson is best known as the author of the Moomin books for children.

Tuulikki Pietilä & Tove Jansson. Jansson is best known as the author of the Moomin books for children.

Tove Jansson - Illustrations for "Alice in Wonderland" 19

Tove Jansson - Illustrations for "Alice in Wonderland" 19

tove jansson Don't know why I love this but...

tove jansson Don't know why I love this but...

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