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.

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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]


Bilbo and Gollum.


Book Title (original.)


Book Title (later reworking).


The Dwarves making music.


The petrified trolls.


The bridge to Rivendell.


The Battle of Five Armies.