Once upon a time, there were strange little creatures, somewhere between trolls and hippos“.

Today we celebrate the International Children’s Book Day (ICBD) with one of the most loved childreen’s books.

The Moomins where created by Tove Jansson, a Finnish writer who belonged to the Swedish-speaking minority. She is known all over the world for the Moomin series, that received the Andersen Prize.

The Moomins are a family of adventurous and friendly trolls: Papa Moomin, Mamma Moomin and little Moomin, who also live with Grugnina, Moomin’s girlfriend, and Sniff, Moumin’s friend. Other characters are the cousin Ombra, Tabacco, Mimla and the little sister Mi, the distant relatives Fungarelli and many other strange creatures.In Italy the Moomin series were first published as comic stripes on the magazine Linus.

Nowadays Iperborea published these stories as books and many others are planned to be published in the next few months.

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