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Muumit (Moomins) by Finnish illustrator and writer Tove Jansson

illustration by Tove Jansson, Finnish author of the wonderful Moomin books I grew up with

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

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

Moomin, Snufkin, some hattifatteners, a fillyjonk and Little My at Tove's house

Moomin, Snufkin, some hattifatteners, a fillyjonk and Little My at Tove's house - Tove Jansson

Astrid Lindgren & Tove Jansson

riftedal: “ “my two favourite heroines: astrid lindgren and tove jansson ” ”

Tove Jansson's Sommarboken

K is for the island of Klovharu. Tove Jansson would have been 100 this week, an event that provoked a huge outpouring of affection. Much of this has to do, of course, with her timeless Moomin stor…

Klovharu island, where Tove Jansson and her partner Tooti spent their summers.

klovharu island, where tove jansson and her partner tooti spent their summers