The Summer Book
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Published in English
An elderly woman and her six-year-old granddaughter Sophia spend a summer together on a tiny island in the Gulf of Finland exploring, talking about life, nature, everything but their feelings about Sophia's mother's death and their love for one another.
- Tove Jansson
- Sophia Jansson – Jansson's niece and the real-life model for the character of Sophia.
- Signe Hammarsten-Jansson – Jansson's mother and the real-life model for the character of Sophia's grandmother.