Tove Jansson (Yes, I KNOW they're Moomins, but they've always reminded me of hippos.)

Tove Jansson August 1914 – 27 June 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.

Muumit (Moomins) by Finnish illustrator and writer Tove Jansson

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

Moomin's Love <3. I loved this as a child during my family's tenure in Japan!  Memory is sweet!

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littlechien via firefluff firefluff: Artwork by Tove Jansson

Tove Jansson’s first ever Moomin book ‘The Moomins and the Great Flood’. Tove Jansson began writing the book in War had broken out, and the 25 year old Finnish writer was thinking about a different world, one not shot through with fear and hatred.

ニョロニョロミトン。かわいい♪ Hattifattener Mittens

Hattifattener Mittens

Moominland Midwinter - written & illustrated by Tove Jansson (1972 edition).

Moominland Midwinter - written & illustrated by Tove Jansson edition). A favourite moomin book!

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