Tove Jansson, published by Thames & Hudson, presents the captivating Finnish artist who is best known as the creator of the Moomins. But Tove was much more: an art student, painter, writer, illustrator – and above all a bohemian cultural icon. Tove Jansson takes a broad look at Tove's life, career and art through charming images and inspiring texts and introduces this mother of Moomins on a deeper level than ever before.
This book provides fresh insight into and a deep appreciation for the life and art of Tove Jansson, one of the most original and influential, and perennially enjoyed illustrators of the twentieth century. In this volume Paul Gravett examines Jansson's highly successful Moomin books, as well as her interpretation of classics such as Lewis Carroll's Alice in Wonderland and The Hunting Of The Snark, and J.R.R Tolkien's The Hobbit.