One needs friends, not things, to have a home. | 50 Lessons That Moomins Can Teach You About Life

Tove Jansson “But that’s how it is when you start wanting to have things. Then my hands are always free, because I don’t have to carry a suitcase.

Moomins. Tove Jansson

when you go to explore new horizons you should do it with a racing step not a racing heart Moomins.

[Too-Ticky (Tuulikki Pietilä) and Tove Jansson.]

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

Tove Jansson, the artist, with her Moomin characters, 1956

Tove Jansson: My magical Moomin Christmas

Novelist, painter, illustrator and comic strip author Tove Jansson with her Moomin characters,

Finnish author, illustrator, and comic-strip author Tove Jansson is best known for her Moomin series of books for children and comic strips, which feature sweet, nature and adventure loving, whimsically illustrated creatures populating their own Moomin-world. She also wrote several books for adults, including The Summer Book, about a six-year-old girl living with her grandmother on a tiny island in the gulf of Finland.

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Finnish author, illustrator, and comic-strip author Tove Jansson

Most endings are also beginnings. | 50 Lessons That Moomins Can Teach You About Life

<b>"I only want to live in peace and plant potatoes and dream!"</b> The magical Moominvalley of Tove Jansson& imagination contains all you need to know for life.

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'Who Will Comfort Toffle?' by Tove Jansson, 1960 Tove Jansson has been one of my favorite illustrators since I was a little girl. The way she can tell a story wit the colors and shapes sends me straight back to my childhood.

The small ascetic island of Klovharu lies off the coast of Porvoo in the Pellinki archipelago. This rocky islet in the Gulf of Finland was home to Tove Jansson and Tuulikki Pietilä for almost thirty years. http://www.moomin.com/tove/eng/saari.html

Tove Jansson, her partner Tooti and their summer cottage, more a hut really, in the Gulf of Finland, leading the Moomin life.

I love the bold graphics in Tove Jansson's pictures for her book Who Will Comfort Toffle? If you have never read any Moomin books, I urge you to do so.

Tove Jansson’s Illustrations for Who Will Comfort Toffle?

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