Tove Jansson by Paul Gravett


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This text provides fresh insights and a deeper appreciation of the life and art of Tove Jansson (1914-2001), one of the most original, influential and perennially enjoyed illustrators of the 20th century. Jansson’s flourishing Moomin books are examined in detail, as are her interpretations of such classics as Lewis Carroll’s ‘Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland’ and ‘The Hunting of the Snark’, and J.R.R. Tolkien’s ‘The Hobbit’.