Tove Jansson (1914-2001) was born in Helsinki and spent much of her life in Finland. She is the author of the Moomin books, including Comet in Moominland and Finn Family Moomintroll. Born into an artistic family--her father was a sculptor and her mother was a graphic designer and illustrator--Jansson studied at the University College of Arts, Crafts and Design in Stockholm, the Finnish Academy of Fine Arts, and L'École des Beaux-Arts in Paris. In addition to her Moomin books, she also wrote several novels, drew comic strips and worked as a painter and illustrator. In 1966, she was awarded the Hans Christian Andersen Medal for her body of work. Jansson had a studio in Helsinki but spent most of her time at her home on a small island called Klovharu.
My daughter and I read these together, beautiful book and the content is amazing.Published 4 months ago by Alicja
My granfchildren have become adept to these Finish-Swedish stories. But so my son became and addict when he was little, too!Published 18 months ago by vivian
Amazing this was written so long ago! Everyone deservers the chance to read Moomin, highly recommend buying this book .Published on January 27, 2013 by TREVOR
Wonderful, so imaginative and funny like all of the other Moomin comics and books I have read. The kids love them.Published on November 23, 2012 by Kurt Hollocher