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Muurla and Moomin  christmas decoration balls hanging in a tree outside a blue house


The Moomins are the central characters in a series of books and a comic strip by Swedish speaking Finnish illustrator and writer Tove Jansson, originally published in Swedish in Finland!

They are a family of white, roundish, fairy tale characters with large snouts that make them resemble hippopotamuses. 


The carefree and adventurous family live in their house in Moominvalley, though in the past, their temporary residences have included a lighthouse and a theatre. 


They have had many adventures along with their various friends.