Muumit (Moomins) by Finnish illustrator and writer Tove Jansson

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.

Moomintroll - Tove Jansson

Moomintroll getting tea from the flooded moomin house. I always found this so sad, because the moomin house is so gorgeous.


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