I wanted to take just a moment to remember the incredible Tove Jansson. Jansson was born today, 9th August in 1914 in Finland. Jansson was a Swedish-speaking Finnish author, artist and comic strip author. She went on to give the world some of the most beloved characters of all time, the Moomins. With nearly 30 adult and childrens books to her repertoire, she won over a dozen awards for her work, including the Hans Christian Andersen Award in 1966 for her contribution to childrens literature.
The Moomins are some of my favourite books. Magical, gentle, funny and philosophical, each one is an absolute delight.
Tove Jansson died on 27 June, 2001 at the age of 86.
Thank you, Tove Jansson....and Happy Birthday.