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Tove Jansson

Born on 9th August 1914, Helsinki, Finland

Died on 27th June 2001, Helsinki, Finland

Tove was a Swedish-speaking Finnish author, novelist, painter, illustrator and comic strip author. Tove wrote the Moomin books for children, starting in 1945 with The Moomins and the Great Flood. For her work as a children's writer she received the Hans Christian Andersen Medal in 1966. 

Tove's book in Leaf through a good book

Other books by Tove Janson




Other Moomin troll books by Tove Janson