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.

Loved the Moomins books by Tove Jansson as a child, still think the illustrations are full of character and have a slightly dark, mysterious feel.

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

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.

from "who will comfort toffle?" by tove jansson, 1960

Who Will Comfort Toffle? Tove Jansson ~ translated by Kingsley Hart not sure of the original publisher but mine is Schildts, 1960 set fo.


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