Tove Jansson's illustrations for the finnish edition of The Hunting of the Snark.

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

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.

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)

Hobbit cover by Tove Jansson, creator of the Moomins

The Middle Earth Illustrators J.R.R. Tolkien Loved—and the Ones He Abhorred

The Finnish edition of J. Tolkien's book The Hobbit (Lohikäärmevuori) Cover design by Tove Jansson.

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"Toffle" from "Who Will Comfort Toffle?" by Tove Jansson, The story of lonely Toffle who leaves his home to look for friends, eventually finding the Miffle and rescuing her from The Groke.

Tove Jansson, Trollkarlens hatt, the Hobgoblin's Hat part of the book about Moominvalley. The Hobgoblin who rides a panter, is looking for the King's Ruby. He's tired and resting on the Moon.

Tove Jansson, Trollkarlens hatt, the Hobgoblin's Hat part of the book about Moominvalley. The Hobgoblin who rides a panter, is looking for the King's Ruby. He's tired and resting on the Moon.

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