Tove Jansson

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

The Moomins and the Great Flood  – 1945.     Comet in Moominland, Some editions: The Happy Moomins – 1946.     Finn Family Moomintroll – 1948.     The Exploits of Moominpappa, Some editions: Moominpappa's Memoirs 1950.     Moominsummer Madness 1954.     Moominland Midwinter 1957.     Tales from Moominvalley – 1962 (Short stories).     Moominpappa at Sea  – 1965.     Moominvalley in November (Originally: Sent i november) – 1970 (In which the Moomin family is absent).

The Moomins and the Great Flood – Comet in Moominland, Some editions…

Sometimes all one must do to reassure someone is to remind them you are there.

People say that Snufkin is INFP but his deep inner contentment, supportive behaviour and easy social interaction make him more ENFP in my opinion. Even though he is often quiet and he loves solitude.

Moominpappa at Sea by Tove Jansson

Forget the spooky stop motion cartoon. It's all about the eight original books and Tove Jansson's pen and ink drawings. I would choose these as my luxury on desert island discs.

Tove Jansson

Tove Jansson's illustrations to J. Tolkien: Bilbo – en hobbits äventyr, Rabén & Sjögren, p. 85 - Bilbo and Gollum (clearly, no one told Tove that Gollum was of possibly hobbit stock himself)

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