Finnish author-illustrator Tove Jansson is primarily known for creating the beloved Moomin children's series, but she also illustrated the 1962 Swedish edition of The Hobbit. Take a gander at Jansson's whimsical renditions of J.R.R. Tolkien's classic.

These are just a few of the larger scenes Jansson illustrated for The Hobbit. For more of Jansson's gorgeous, understated work, check out the rest of her Middle Earth doodles at the below link.

[Tove Jansson's Illustrations via Tor]

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Bilbo and Gollum.

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Book Title (original.)

Tove Jansson Turns Middle Earth Into A Scandinavian WonderlandS


Book Title (later reworking).

Tove Jansson Turns Middle Earth Into A Scandinavian WonderlandS


The Dwarves making music.

Tove Jansson Turns Middle Earth Into A Scandinavian WonderlandS


The petrified trolls.

Tove Jansson Turns Middle Earth Into A Scandinavian WonderlandS


The bridge to Rivendell.

Tove Jansson Turns Middle Earth Into A Scandinavian WonderlandS


The Battle of Five Armies.