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Tove Jansson

Tove Jansson

  • 5 stars across 94 books
The Finnish artist and author Tove Jansson (1914-2001) wrote and illustrated her first Moomin story, The Moomins and the Great Flood, in 1945 as a form of escape from the dark shadows of war. By 1970, when the last in the series, Moominvalley in November was published her books had become world famous. The eight Moomin titles would be translated into over fifty languages and remain in print for the next six decades. Tove Jansson lived in Helsinki and a tiny island in the Gulf of Finland which she shared with her life partner, the graphic artist, Tuulikki Pietila.

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1st July 2010

Moomin and the Birthday Button

The Moomin family and their friends are the delightful creation of Tove Jansson, and are full of a particular humour and... MoreMoomin and the Birthday Button

(7 reviews) Review
3rd February 2011

Comet in Moominland

A comet is speeding towards Earth and nobody knows what to do! Will it destroy everything and everyone? Moomintroll... MoreComet in Moominland

(6 reviews) Review
6th August 2009

Finn Family Moomintroll

Finn Family Moomintroll is the second book in the cult classic Moomin series by Tove Jansson. A must-read for adul... MoreFinn Family Moomintroll

(3 reviews) Review
1st November 2012

The Moomins and the Great Flood

Created in 1945, yet published in this country for the very first time, The Moomins and the Great Flood offers an extrao... MoreThe Moomins and the Great Flood

(3 reviews) Review
3rd September 2015

Moomin and the Wishing Star

When Moomintroll findsa beautiful shiny pebble, Snorkmaiden thinks it might be a star - and if it isa star, then Moomin ... MoreMoomin and the Wishing Star

(2 reviews) Review
26th July 1973

Moominland Midwinter

'This is snow,' Moomintroll whispered to himself. Moomins always sleep through the winter - or they did until the y... MoreMoominland Midwinter

(2 reviews) Review
5th September 2019

Moomin and the Golden Leaf

Tonight everyone in Moominvalley will be going to the Autumn Ball and Moomintroll and Sniff are busy helping with prepar... MoreMoomin and the Golden Leaf

(2 reviews) Review
14th October 2021

Moominland Midwinter: Colour Edition

A Fabulous Find from the Moomin Archives A classic Moomin Book with COLOUR ILLUSTRATIONS And a beautiful FOLD-OUT PANO... MoreMoominland Midwinter: Colour Edition

(2 reviews) Review
4th November 2010

The Dangerous Journey

A little girl is transported with the help of magic glasses from the tedium of a summer afternoon into an exciting world... MoreThe Dangerous Journey

(1 review) Review
6th October 2011

Moominvalley in November

'They can't have moved away without saying a word!' Winter is coming, and the Fillyjonk, the Hemulen, Toft, Mymble,... MoreMoominvalley in November

(1 review) Review
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