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The pictures used on this homepage, are taken from the books Farlig midsommar (1954) and Trollvinter (1957) with text and illustrations by Tove Jansson

Books: 1954, 1957 © SCHILDTS FÖRLAGS AB, Helsingfors, Finland
Images used: © 2009 MOOMIN CHARACTERS / BULLS

The author, Tove Jansson, started as painter, but later on also got involved in writing. Her children's literature has been translated into many languages. She has received many awards for her work, among which the Nils Holgerson Medal (1953) and the Hans Christian Andersen Price (1966)

The Muumi books are originally written in Swedish and have been translated into: Bulgarian, Chinese, Czech, Danish, Dutch, English, Esperanto, Estonian, Faroese, Finnish, French, German, Greek, Hebrew, Hungarian, Icelandic, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Lithuanian, Lettish, Norwegian, Persian, Polish, Portugese, Russian, Saamish, Slovakian, Slovenian, Spanish, Ukranian, and Welsh.

Tove died in a Helsinki hospital, age 86, on 27 June 2001

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