Tove Jansson's »Alice« pics: Sea Life (p. 97)


Vignette to chapter 10 "The Lobster Quadrille"

The Swedish text here refers to a böckling to accommodate a Swedish pun, whereas the original has a whiting. But a böckling isn't a real species, it's a "smoked Baltic herring". The figure in the rowboat is Tove Jansson's invention.

I kindly ask you to read everything on the Title Page of this picture collection carefully.