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Tove Jansson is one of my favourite children's authors but she also wrote books…

Tove Jansson is one of my favourite children's authors but she also wrote books…

Tove Jansson, creator of the Moomins but also an amazing painter. Just saw her…

Tove Jansson, creator of the Moomins but also an amazing painter. Just saw her…

Tove Jansson. Summer in Klovharu island, Finland. Lucky us, we have visited the…

Tove Jansson: My magical Moomin Christmas

Tove Jansson. Summer in Klovharu island, Finland. Lucky us, we have visited the…

Tove Jansson. Author of books for children and adults.

Tove Jansson. Author of books for children and adults.


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Tove Jansson -- Finnish painter / designer / illustrator - fantastic photograph of her!

Tove Jansson -- Finnish painter / designer / illustrator - fantastic photograph of her!

Finnish illustrator, Tove Jansson

Finnish illustrator, Tove Jansson

Tove Jansson and her marvellous moomins. Tove was a progressive lesbian fighting for social justice.

Tove Jansson and her marvellous moomins. Tove was a progressive lesbian fighting for social justice.

Tove was a cat lady?!  Well, of course she was!

Tove was a cat lady?! Well, of course she was!

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: "You can't ever be really free if you admire somebody too much."

Tove Jansson: "You can't ever be really free if you admire somebody too much."

Too-Ticky (Tuulikki Pietilä) and Tove Jansson with their Moomin House model.

Too-Ticky (Tuulikki Pietilä) and Tove Jansson with their Moomin House model.

"The cat came in, sat down, and stared at them.  'Fish,' said Mari. 'We ought to take in the net.'" Quote from "Fair Play" by Tove Jansson, Published in the UK by Sort of Books (www.sortof.co.uk/books/fair-play/), and in the US by NYRB Classics (www.nybooks.com/books/imprints/classics/fair-play/)

"The cat came in, sat down, and stared at them. 'Fish,' said Mari. 'We ought to take in the net.'" Quote from "Fair Play" by Tove Jansson, Published in the UK by Sort of Books (www.sortof.co.uk/books/fair-play/), and in the US by NYRB Classics (www.nybooks.com/books/imprints/classics/fair-play/)

Tove Jansson and Island Living 1930s, by Per Olov Jansson

Tove Jansson and Island Living 1930s, by Per Olov Jansson

Tove Jansson (1914-2001) was a Swedish-speaking Finnish novelist, painter, illustrator and comic strip author, famous for her "Moomin" children's book series. She lived with her wife, the great Finnish sculptor and graphic arts pioneer Tuulikki “Tooti” Pietilä, who met in art school twenties and remained together until Jansson’s death more than six decades later. She had no children.

Tove Jansson (1914-2001) was a Swedish-speaking Finnish novelist, painter, illustrator and comic strip author, famous for her "Moomin" children's book series. She lived with her wife, the great Finnish sculptor and graphic arts pioneer Tuulikki “Tooti” Pietilä, who met in art school twenties and remained together until Jansson’s death more than six decades later. She had no children.

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