Career as a writer
Besides Moomin books Tove wrote 12 novels and short stories during her career. She has been praised as a commendable writer who used many different genres in her works like general prose, fairy tale, adventure story, fantasy, memoir and even dialogue-based type of narrative. The books for adults consist of human relationships but also the uncertainty and the relativity.
Although Tove is seen as an successful artist because of her literary production she thought that writing was just a hobby alongside the visual art. Numerous prizes and various credits were not so big things for Tove but the appreciation and approval of her family were.