Muumit (Moomins) by Finnish illustrator and writer Tove Jansson

illustration by Tove Jansson, Finnish author of the wonderful Moomin books I grew up with

Finn Family Moomintroll, by Tove Jansson

Another favorite scene in a book is in Finn Family Moomintroll by Tov Jansson. There is a magic hat, and if you absent-mindedly use it as a wastepaper basket mysterious things occur. Moominmamma drops in a ball of pink perennials and look what happens:

Moomin Card: Moomin Nightfall

Moomin Card: Moomin Nightfall

Tove Jansson -- some unlucky trolls

Tove Jansson's illustrations to J. Tolkien: Bilbo – en hobbits äventyr, Rabén & Sjögren, p. 48 - The petrified trolls