Moomin / Mischievous Nature
Mischievous Nature, all the artwork from all nine of Tove Jansson's novels is back as a softcover edition.
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. The publisher gave the book the title Mischievous Nature. It relates to the characters' rather irreverent behaviour and to the natural world.
This is lay-flat softback with green linen-textured cardboard cover. Inside there are 288 pages of illustrations and book cover images. Some are printed so big they carry on around the page end and on to the next.
There are such a lot of things that have no place in summer and autumn and spring. Everything that’s a little shy and a little rum. Some kinds of night animals and people that don’t fit in with others and that nobody really believes in. They keep out of the way all the year. And then when everything’s quiet and white and the nights are long and most people are a sleep—then they appear.
– Tove Jansson
Dimensions: 220× 300 mm