Tove Jansson’s Moomin books have been loved by generations of children since they first appeared. She wrote and illustrated them with humour and detail, and they were made into comic strips and TV cartoons as well as the original series of nine books. They are a family of white, round fairy tale characters with large snouts that make them resemble hippopotamuses. However, despite this resemblance, the Moomin family are trolls. The family lives in their house in Moominvalley.