As long as you have a bit of nature, you should never be bored. | 50 Lessons That Moomins Can Teach You About Life

Moomin by Tove Jansson. “Lie on the bridge and watch the water flowing past. Or run, or wade through the swamp in your red boots. Or roll yourself up and listen to the rain falling on the roof.

Tove Jansson -- Finnish painter / designer / illustrator

Tove Jansson -- Finnish painter / designer / illustrator / author - fantastic photograph of her!

One must strike a balance between freedom and duty. 50 Lessons That Moomins Can Teach You! Wasn´t a fan of the animated series, but this is actually quite a good read! Good illustrations, too!

<b>"I only want to live in peace and plant potatoes and dream!"</b> The magical Moominvalley of Tove Jansson& imagination contains all you need to know for life.

Tove Jansson

finland // the summer book tove jansson swimming near her finnish island.

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.

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

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

Tove Jansson, the artist, with her Moomin characters, 1956

Tove Jansson: My magical Moomin Christmas

Novelist, painter, illustrator and comic strip author Tove Jansson with her Moomin characters,

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