Tove Jansson (1914-2001) was born in Helsinki, Finland, and is the Hans Christian Andersen Award-winning author, cartoonist, painter, and creator of the Moomintrolls. The Moomins are loved around the world, have been on television, and can be found in their own museum and theme park in Finland.
"Here is where Jansson's weird but true world begins; where fear, loneliness and insecurity are banished by love and the force of imagination." --Time"[Jansson's] work soars with lightness and speed, and her drawings only echo her writing: delicate but precise, observant yet suggestive . . . Jansson was exceptional, an exuberant explorer of emotional independence and interdependence, a liberating force." --Los Angeles Times Book Review"A lost treasure now rediscovered--one of the sweetest, strangest comics strips ever drawn or written. A surrealist masterpiece. Honest." --Neil Gaiman, author of Sandman, American Gods and Fragile Things"Moomin is gorgeous, and is flat out the best Moomin book I've ever seen. Tove Jansson was a natural cartoonist. These strips are clever, gentle, witty, and completely engrossing." --Jeff Smith, cartoonist of Bone