by Tove Jansson

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

Tove Jansson's Moomintroll

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

Tove Jansson

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

Illustration from  "The Book about Moomin, Mymble and Little My " by Tove Jansson

♣~~~~ picture of Moomin Mummy ~~ from "the Book about Moomin, Mymble and Little My " 1952 ~~~ by Tove Jansson

Bilbo the Hobbit  by Tove Jansson  Swedish edition, 1962

Tove Jansson's illustrations to J. Tolkien: Bilbo – en hobbits äventyr, Rabén & Sjögren, p. 85 - Bilbo and Gollum (clearly, no one told Tove that Gollum was of possibly hobbit stock himself)

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