Tove Jansson and her Moomins are right up there with my top favourite childhood illustrators and characters! They have been hugely inspirational to me. This is a great and really interesting piece about Tove, her life and her journey with the Moonins, well worth the read.

‘This year Finland is celebrating the centenary of the birth of Tove Jansson, creator of the Moomins, and one of the most successful children’s writers ever. Her life included war and lesbian relationships – both reflected by the Moomins in surprising ways.

There is Moomintroll, Moominmamma and Moominpappa – little white trolls who live in Moominvalley, with other fantastical creatures such as the Hattifatteners, Mymbles and Whompers.’ (Taken from BBC News 13 March 2014).


Moonins by Tove Jansson, 1969
Moonins by Tove Jansson, 1969

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