by Tove Jansson

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

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.

Tove Jansson

Tove Jansson, Trollkarlens hatt, the Hobgoblin's Hat part of the book about Moominvalley. The Hobgoblin who rides a panter, is looking for the King's Ruby. He's tired and resting on the Moon.

The best hats are top hats. "It looks rather ordinary', said the Snork. "Unless you consider that a top hat is always somewhat extraordinary, of course."

The adventurous Moominpappa, with his top hat and seafaring nature, was based on Jansson’s storm-chasing father.

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