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.

Moomin by Tove Jansson. Adorable and much loved illustrations. Early moomins were thinner than todays.

Moomin by Tove Jansson. Adorable and much loved illustrations. Early moomins were thinner than todays.

Moomins. Tove Jansson

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

Tove Jansson

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

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