Tove Jansson's The Summer Book - a wonderful book that lingers long in your mind. A child and a grandmother.

Tove Jansson's The Summer Book - a wonderful book that lingers long in your mind. A child and a grandmother.

illustration by Tove Jansson for the Swedish edition of The Hobbit by J.R.R. Tolkien

illustration by Tove Jansson for the Swedish edition of The Hobbit by J.R.R. Tolkien

One of Tove Jansson's illustrations for a version of The Hobbit-- look how the stars are made in the night sky!

One of Tove Jansson's illustrations for a version of The Hobbit-- look how the stars are made in the night sky!

A lovely … line-drawing self-portrait by Tove Jansson

A lovely … line-drawing self-portrait by Tove Jansson

Tove Jansson, great use of space, contrast & mystery! creates a interesting composition.

Tove Jansson, great use of space, contrast & mystery! creates a interesting composition.

Tove Jansson's illustrations for the finnish edition of The Hunting of the Snark.

Tove Jansson's illustrations for the finnish edition of The Hunting of the Snark.

Tove Jansson with her Moomin characters

Tove Jansson with her Moomin characters

moomin adventures! #figleavesautumn

moomin adventures! #figleavesautumn

Tove Jansson | click here for the full-size image (1333x1600,678Kb)

Tove Jansson | click here for the full-size image (1333x1600,678Kb)

Bilbo the Hobbit  by Tove Jansson  Swedish edition, 1962.  When this illustration was originally drawn, there was no definitive image of Gollum.  It is an interesting interpretation for a sight-unseen character.

Bilbo the Hobbit by Tove Jansson Swedish edition, 1962. When this illustration was originally drawn, there was no definitive image of Gollum. It is an interesting interpretation for a sight-unseen character.

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