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Tove Jansson in 1967
|Born||Tove Marika Jansson
9 August 1914
Helsinki, Grand Duchy of Finland, Russian Empire
|Died||27 June 2001
|Notable works||The Moomins|
|Notable awards||Hans Christian Andersen Award
Order of the Smile
Tove Marika Jansson (Finland Swedish pronunciation: [ˈtuːve ˈjaːnsɔn]; 9 August 1914 – 27 June 2001) was a Swedish-born Finnish novelist, painter, illustrator and comic strip author. For her contribution as a children's writer she received the Hans Christian Andersen Medal in 1966.
Jansson is best known as the author of the Moomin books for children. The first such book, The Moomins and the Great Flood, appeared in 1945, though it was the next two books, Comet in Moominland and Finn Family Moomintroll, published in 1946 and 1948 respectively, that brought her fame.
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Tuulikki Pietilä, Tove Jansson and her mother at Klovharu, the island in the Borgå archipelago where the Janssons had a summerhouse, 1958
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