The complete book of Tove Jansson illustrationsfor each of the Moomin novels
Softback with green linen-textured cover
30 x 22 cm / 288 pages
Strictly limited to 1000 copies
Yes, yes, yes! The IDEA MOOMIN Mischievous Nature superbook of all the artwork from all nine of Tove Jansson's novels is back.
Moomin, in case you don't know, is like Snoopy or Winnie The Pooh in Finland and Scandinavia, most parts of the UK, almost all of Europe and certainly Japan (where they have theme parks) and maybe about a third of the United States. They have 5 million Instagram followers and have previously sold over 15 million books!
The book first. It's big. It is the first time it has ever been done. All of the original Tove Jansson drawings and artwork for the nine Moomin novels in one book. No words — just pictures. There are some 500 illustrations presented in chronological order. The illustrations tell their own story; of the Moomin characters and their adventures; and of Tove Jansson's remarkable talent and career as an illustrator. We gave the book the title Mischievous Nature. It relates to the characters' rather irreverent behaviour and to the natural world.
Now a softback in green linen-textured cardboard. Inside there are 288 pages of illustrations and the book covers reproduced in colour. Some are printed so big they carry on around the page end and on to the next!