This 1945 children’s book by Tove Jansson began a publishing empire in Finland that is worth millions of dollars. We look at Jansson’s beloved allegory about a world where a family survives turmoil and everyone is accepted for who they are.
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- Tove Jansson: Love, war and the Moomins
- Brown, Ulla (November 2004). “A Quest for What Lies Hidden” (PDF). Outwrite. 7: 8–12.
- ‘It is a religion’: how the world went mad for Moomins
- THE HANDS THAT MADE THE MOOMINS
- How Tove Jansson’s Moomins conquered readers’ hearts
- My search for the real Moominland
- How Tove Jansson and the Moomins continue to inspire
- The Evocative Powers of Tove Jansson – Moomin Museum – Tampere Finland – Jude Cowan Montague
- The dark side of the Moomins