Tove Jansson (1914 – 2001) was a Swedish-speaking Finnish author and artist. She is renowned around the world because of her series of children’s books about Moomins which she wrote and illustrated between 1945 and 1970. The series encompasses eight novels and a short story collection, four picture books and hundreds of comics. Moomin books, classics of children’s literature, have been translated to more than 50 languages and are still being translated and published all around the world. Although Moomins are a part of the huge and inspired literary opus, Tove Jansson didn’t just write children’s books. As an already recognized painter, illustrator and artist in Nordic art circles, she wrote a series of novels and short stories for adults. She remains the favourite author of Scandinavian countries. Tove Jansson’s works reflect important principles in her life: love for your family and nature and insistence on freedom in order to create unencumbered. Her life’s motto was “work and love” and she approached both with joy and without compromise.