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.

30 Renowned Authors Inspired By Cats

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, creator of the Moomins but also an amazing painter. Just saw her centenary exhibition at the Ateneum Museum in Helsinki today, and I'm blown away.

Tove Jansson, creator of the Moomins but also an amazing painter. Just saw her centenary exhibition at the Ateneum Museum in Helsinki today, and I'm blown away.

Beautiful Tove Jansson with her Moomin. Another hero.

Beautiful Tove Jansson with her Moomin. Another hero.

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

Tove Jansson with Moomins

Tove Jansson with Moomins

Self Portrait  - Tove Jansson 1937  Finnish, 1914–2001

Self Portrait - Tove Jansson 1937 Finnish, 1914–2001

Tove Jansson in her studio.

Mumin-Hitlers sällsamma äventyr

Tove Jansson in her studio.

Tove Jansson Muotokuva 1936. Öljy kankaalle 66x54cm

Tove Jansson Muotokuva 1936. Öljy kankaalle 66x54cm

Tove Jansson | 30 Renowned Authors Inspired By Catshttp://www.buzzfeed.com/summeranne/30-renowned-authors-inspired-by-cats#33s9lfy

30 Renowned Authors Inspired By Cats

Tove Jansson | 30 Renowned Authors Inspired By Catshttp://www.buzzfeed.com/summeranne/30-renowned-authors-inspired-by-cats#33s9lfy

Self Portrait - Tove Jansson, 1936 (Finnish, 1914-2001)

Self Portrait - Tove Jansson, 1936 (Finnish, 1914-2001)

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