Moomin Valley

Moomin Valley in winter

This is for Jane of Making it Write – I promised to find Moomin Valley for her.

She said, Yes please – then maybe I can knit them some little socks. I worry about their little toes getting cold.

I am pleased to report that the Moomins have their very own museum opened this year in Tampere, Finland.

The white, hippo-like Moomins are Finnish literature characters created by the much‐loved Swedish‐speaking Finn, writer and artist Tove Jansson in the 1940’s.  After the initial success of the comic strips and books, Moomins grew into a world-wide phenomenon through puppet animations and Japanese-style cartoons. Today the Moomins adorn the wings of Finnair (The Official Airline of Moomins), the iconic mugs of Arabia and high-quality bedding of Finlayson, to name a few.

Raili Tanska

Steps for Peace
Let your Inner Child out to play. Now is a good time! 

17 thoughts on “Moomin Valley

  1. Thank you for finding the Moomins for me, Raili. It’s good to see that Moominmamma still has her handbag, and Moominpappa still wears his hat. I first read Tove Jansen’s books in the ’70s, when I was at Art College. I had no idea they were written so long ago.

  2. I met Moomins in my 1970s childhood and have introduced them to my 2 year old grandson – his favourite pillow is one I got for his first Christmas with all the Moomins on it! He always asks to watch a short clip when I babysit. They are so sweet – but the author had a much bigger picture in mind when she wrote the stories in wartime (WWII). My older grandson and granddaughter weren’t interested in them, so it’s interesting that this one is!

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