Tove Jansson's illustrations for the finnish edition of The Hunting of the Snark.

Tove Jansson, The Hunting of the Snark As a kid, I was simultaneously fascinated and scared by the moomins.

Moomin Short Sleeve(Painting Moomin)(KidsT)

Moomin Short Sleeve(Painting Moomin)(KidsT) My son loves this T-shirt.

Muumit (Moomins) by Finnish illustrator and writer Tove Jansson

Moomintroll running through the dark forest, by Finnish illustrator and writer Tove Jansson

I know the feeling :)

Moomin wisdom: "I only want to live in peace and plant potatoes and dream! Same doe

As long as you have a bit of nature, you should never be bored.

50 Lessons That Moomins Can Teach You About Life

Moomin by Tove Jansson. “Lie on the bridge and watch the water flowing past. Or run, or wade through the swamp in your red boots. Or roll yourself up and listen to the rain falling on the roof. It’s very easy to enjoy yourself.

Moomin by Tove Jansson. Adorable and much loved illustrations. Early moomins were thinner than todays.

Moomin by Tove Jansson. Adorable and much loved illustrations. Early moomins were thinner than todays.

Artwork by Tove Jansson

Tove Jansson’s first ever Moomin book ‘The Moomins and the Great Flood’. Tove Jansson began writing the book in War had broken out, and the 25 year old Finnish writer was thinking about a different world, one not shot through with fear and hatred.

“But that’s how it is when you start wanting to have things. Now, I just look at them, and when I go away I carry them in my head. Then my hands are always free, because I don’t have to carry a suitcase.” –Snufkin

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