Tove Jansson (b. 9 August 1914) was a Swedish-speaking Finnish novelist, painter, illustrator and comic strip author. Jansson is best known as the author of the Moomin books for children. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tove_Jansson

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

Why this pin? I'm a fan of Tove Jansson (9 August 1914 – 27 June 2001), a Finnish novelist, painter, illustrator and comic strip author principally known as the author of the Moomin books. Her cultural legacy is enormous.

I'm a fan of Tove Jansson August 1914 – 27 June a Finnish novelist, painter, illustrator and comic strip author principally known as the author of the Moomin books. Her cultural legacy is enormous.

"I sat down and wrote that there is a fine balance between the absolute calm of arrival and the excitement of departure, then crossed out 'fine' and added 'both are indispensable' at the end, and began to wonder what I had really meant." Quote from Tove Jansson's story 'Taking Leave,' found in "A Winter Book," published by Sort of Books (www.sortof.co.uk/books/a-winter-book/)

Everyone can choose for himself, but he must choose while there is still time and never change his mind.” ― Tove Jansson, Moominvalley in November

Tove and Tuulikki Pietilä

Welcome to Moominvalley, home of the Moomin characters and the web shop with best Moomin products.

Tove Jansson finishing touches to some giant moomins skin characters

Tove Jansson finishing touches to some giant moomins skin characters

Tove Jansson.

Tove Jansson näyttävästi esillä BBC:n nettiartikkelissa

A later painting by Tove Jansson in a more modern style. A red coat hangs on a chair

A later painting by Tove Jansson in a more modern style. A red coat hangs on a chair

To honour author and artist Tove Jansson's birth 100 years ago, The Finnish Post has launch on Jan 31, 2014 two stamps designed by Klaus Welp. Here she is holding her beloved character Nipsu in her hand. The campaign is called TOVE 100.

To honour author and artist Tove Jansson's birth 100 years ago, The Finnish Post has launch on Jan 2014 two stamps designed by Klaus Welp. Here she is holding her beloved character Nipsu in her hand. The campaign is called TOVE

Tove Jansson at work. Photograph by Mikko Oksanen/Rex

Tove Jansson: Life, Art, Words by Boel Westin – review

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