Tove Jansson

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.


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Moomin and the Birthday Button
Moomins
Tove Jansson
Farrar, Straus and Giroux

On his birthday, Moomintroll wakes up full of excitement. It will surely be the most wonderful day. But when his friends all seem to be too busy to help him...


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Moomin's Lift-The-Flap Hide and Seek
Moomins
Tove Jansson
Farrar, Straus and Giroux

Pre-readers can sharpen hand-eye coordination as they join Moomintroll's search for that rascal Little My, who has found a very clever hiding place. Along the...


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Moomin's Little Book of Numbers
Moomins
Tove Jansson
Farrar, Straus and Giroux

Count along with Moomintroll all the way from one to ten, and beyond.


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Moomin's Little Book of Words
Moomins
Tove Jansson
Farrar, Straus and Giroux

Discover Moomintroll's favorite first words as you share his busy day all the way to bedtime.


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Moominvalley in November
Moomins
Written and illustrated by Tove Jansson; Translated by Kingsley Hart
Square Fish

Now that autumn is turning into winter, a group of unlikely friends settle down in Moominhouse—but where are the Moomins?


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Moominpappa at Sea
Moomins
Written and illustrated by Tove Jansson; Translated by Kingsley Hart
Square Fish

When the Moomin family members need a change of scenery, they decide to take up residence in a lighthouse. As they discover their new home, the family also...


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Tales from Moominvalley
Moomins
Written and illustrated by Tove Jansson; Translated by Thomas Warburton
Square Fish

Here are nine delightfully funny stories about the citizens of Moominvalley.


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Moominland Midwinter
Moomins
Written and illustrated by Tove Jansson; Translated by Thomas Warburton
Square Fish

Everyone knows that the Moomins sleep through the winter, but this year Moomintroll discovers that winter is worth waking up for after all.


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Moominpappa's Memoirs
Moomins
Written and illustrated by Tove Jansson; Translated by Thomas Warburton
Square Fish

Recuperating from a bad cold, Moominpappa finds time to record his youthful life of adventure and intrigue and ponder the experiences which have made him the...


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Moominsummer Madness
Moomins
Written and illustrated by Tove Jansson; Translated by Thomas Warburton
Square Fish

Flooded out of their old home, the resourceful Moomin family readily take to life in a floating theatre where many strange things happen, odd even by Moomin...


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Finn Family Moomintroll
Moomins
Written and illustrated by Tove Jansson; Translated by Elizabeth Portch
Square Fish

Springtime arrives in Moominvalley, along with a shiny magic top hat that Moomintroll and his friends Snufkin and Sniff discover can turn anything—or...


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Comet in Moominland
Moomins
Written and illustrated by Tove Jansson; Translated by Elizabeth Portch
Square Fish

Forebodings about a star with a tail lead Moomintroll and his friend Sniff on a quest to a mountain observatory, but the real adventure begins when they learn...


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