Not only for children, Tove Larsons "Moomin" novels. Quite dark and melancholic, with amazing illustrations! Read them all!
by cardboard antlers (moomins, tove jansen)
Found on Flickr. Illustration from "The Book about Moomin, Mymble and Little My " by Tove Jansson
Although I haven't read Moomin like Matt & Caden, they've informed me it's the boy equivalent of fairies
classic moomin - The cover of winter in moomin valley
tove jansson... Famous Finnish artist wrote childrens books, novels for grown-ups, made comics, painted, wrote song lyrics, etc... Creator of the Moomin characters.
Tove Jansson's Moomins - I loved these stories and pictures ever since I discovered them as a child!!
Tove Jansson's illustrations for the finnish edition of The Hunting of the Snark.