"Somewhere under his hat the tune began to move, one part expectation, and two parts spring sadness, and for the rest just a colossal delight at being alone." Quote from Tove Jansson's story 'The Spring Tune,' found in "Tales from Moominvalley."

"Somewhere under his hat the tune began to move, one part expectation, and two parts spring sadness, and for the rest just a colossal delight at being alone." Tove Jansson, Tales from Moominvalley.

Tove Jansson

I matted it on a piece of dark cork and edged with ribbon, it's been coming out at Christmas for about 25 years.

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.

Tove Jansson

Tove Jansson (b. 9 August was a Swedish-speaking Finnish novelist, painter, illustrator and comic strip author.

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