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Tove Jansson: Life, Art, Words


An in-depth, perceptive account of the unconventional life of the Moomins’ beloved creator, now available in the United States

Tove Jansson achieved fame as the creator of the Moomins, yet remarkably, the Moomins were only part of the prodigious creative output of this Finnish-Swedish writer and artist. Weaving together the many threads of her rich, complex life, Boel Westin relies on numerous conversations with Jansson and unprecedented access to her journals, letters, and personal archives to present an engrossing and comprehensive review of the life and world of Scandinavia’s best-loved author.

Hardcover. 528 pages. 162 b&w photos, 21 color plates