Tove Jansson. Moomin. Tove Jansson ( 1914 – 2001) was a Swedish-speaking Finnish novelist & illustrator. For her contribution as a children’s writer she received the Hans Christian Andersen Medal in 1966. Jansson is best known as the author of the Moomin books for children. The first such book, The Moomins and the Great Flood, appeared in 1945, though it was the next two books, Comet in Moominland and Finn Family Moomintroll, published in 1946 and 1948 respectively, that brought her fame.

Tove Jansson. Moomin. Tove Jansson ( 1914 – 2001) was a Swedish-speaking Finnish novelist & illustrator. For her contribution as a children’s writer she received the Hans Christian Andersen Medal in 1966. Jansson is best known as the author of the Moomin books for children. The first such book, The Moomins and the Great Flood, appeared in 1945, though it was the next two books, Comet in Moominland and Finn Family Moomintroll, published in 1946 and 1948 respectively, that brought her fame.

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oh well. could be worse. I want my own little Snufkin to go exploring with...Not that he'd let me tag along for very long!

oh well. could be worse. I want my own little Snufkin to go exploring with...Not that he'd let me tag along for very long!

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Tove Jansson

Tove Jansson

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kometen by tove jansson

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Snufkin, from a 1958 Moomin comic strip by Tove Jansson, recently collected in Drawn & Quarterly’s Moomin and the Golden Tail.

Snufkin, from a 1958 Moomin comic strip by Tove Jansson, recently collected in Drawn & Quarterly’s Moomin and the Golden Tail.

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