Every librarian seems to have that childhood library story: "I used to do storytimes for my dolls," or, "I organized my picture books at home into a miniature library." Well, I didn't do any of that. But, at the Hillside Public Library, in the town where I grew up, I discovered "Comet In Moominland," by Tove Jansson, kinda by accident. I don't even read much fiction these days, but I'd still take time to read the Moomin books.

Tove Marika Jansson (favourite illustration from my favourite Moomin book, 'Moominland Midwinter.

Moomin / Hattifatteners

"The Hattifatteners" by Tove Jansson Moomin nightmares stress abounds for that Monday morning meeting

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

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.