Get up and create darling, it's eight o'clock. - Moomins - Tov Jansson

Get up and create darling, it's eight o'clock. - Moomins - Tove Jansson LOVE this!

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…

Moominpappa at Sea by Tove Jansson

I agree with this description. 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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