Muumit (Moomins) by Finnish illustrator and writer Tove Jansson.

illustration by Tove Jansson, Finnish author of the wonderful Moomin books I grew up with

Moomin, Snufkin, some Hattifatteners, a Fillyjonk and Little My, outside Tove Jansson's house on the Finnish island of Bredskär

Moomin, Snufkin, some hattifatteners, a fillyjonk and Little My at Tove's house - Tove Jansson

Tove Jansson’s 100th Anniversary and Moomin Exhibition at the Arabia Gallery in Helsinki

We recently visited the Arabia Factory in Finland. Arabia has been manufacturing Moomin mugs for decades, and held a Moomin Exhibition to celebrate the

from 'moominpappa and the sea' by tove jansson

I agree with this description. Forget the spooky stop motion cartoon. It's all about the eight original books and Tove Jansson's pen and ink drawings. I would choose these as my luxury on desert island discs.

Moomintroll, by Tove Jansson

Tove Marika Jansson (favourite illustration from my favourite Moomin book, 'Moominland Midwinter.