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

Tove Jansson, The Hunting of the Snark As a kid, I was simultaneously fascinated and scared by the moomins.

by John Bauer

John Bauer - The Magician’s Cape - “Alvida did not touch any of the fruit herself. She let it fall, piece by piece, and tired and thirsty travelers came along, picked up a pear or an apple, and blessed the gift.

Tove Jansson and her marvellous moomins

Tove Jansson August 1914 – 27 June was a Swedish-speaking Finnish novelist, painter, illustrator and comic strip author. Jansson is best known as the author of the Moomin books for children.

Tove Jansson

"Toffle" from "Who Will Comfort Toffle?" by Tove Jansson, The story of lonely Toffle who leaves his home to look for friends, eventually finding the Miffle and rescuing her from The Groke.

In 1962, shortly before she received the prestigious Hans Christian Andersen award, beloved Swedish-speaking Finnish artist, writer, and Moomin creator Tove Jansson illustrated a Swedish edition of The Hobbit. Janssen was at the peak of her career and brought to the Tolkien classic her signature touch of subtly wistful whimsy.

Vintage Illustrations for Tolkien’s The Hobbit from Around the World

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Tove Jansson: The Moomins books. Iconic yet homey - other-worldly yet totally familiar.

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