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23 facts about Tove Jansson

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By Gwylym Owen

Tove Marika Jansson (Finland Swedish pronunciation: [ˈtuːve ˈjɑːnson] (About this soundlisten); 9 August 1914 – 27 June 2001) was a Swedish-speaking Finnish author, novelist, painter, illustrator and comic strip author. Brought in the works by artistic parents, Jansson studied art from 1930 to 1938 in Stockholm, Helsinki and Paris. Her first solo art exhibition was in 1943. At the thesame time, she was writing rushed stories and articles for publication, as skillfully as creating the graphics for photograph album covers and extra purposes. She continued to function as an artiste and a writer for the perch of her life.

Jansson wrote the Moomin books for children, starting in 1945 with The Moomins and the Great Flood. The next two books, Comet in Moominland and Finn Family Moomintroll, published in 1946 and 1948 respectively, were highly thriving in sales, adding to sales of the first book. For her take action as a children’s writer she time-honored the Hans Christian Andersen Medal in 1966.

Starting in the tone of the semi-autobiographical Bildhuggarens dotter (Sculptor’s Daughter) in 1968, Jansson wrote six novels, including the admiredSommarboken (The Summer Book), and five books of sudden stories for adults.

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