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In 1962, Jansson contributed with the interior illustrations (more than 50 individual pieces) and cover art for the second Swedish edition of The Hobbit (Bilbo – en hobbits äventyr). These illustrations were also used in the 1973 Finnish edition of The Hobbit.
Concerning the task of illustrating Tolkien, Jansson wrote to Mikael Ahlström of the Finnish Tolkien Society in 1992 that "for me, illustrating The Hobbit was an adventure". The Moominvalley Museum in Tampere, Finland, foremostly devoted to Jansson's Moomin characters, also holds her original artwork for The Hobbit.