Trouble in Moominland: Have the Finnish Favorites Sold Out?

Trouble in Moominland: Have the Finnish Favorites Sold Out?

Book Culture

Besides its standings in the winter Olympic games, Finland’s most famous export might be Tove Jansson’s Moomins.  A cherished national icon and internationally renown author and illustrator, Jansson has brought to the world of children’s book a brimming collection of the enchanting, snout-nosed Moomintrolls who offer a vision of the Nordic good which shows kindness to all creatures. image via korpi.artstation.com However, trouble has recently muddied the enchantment.  The company that owns the rights to Jansson’s work, appropriately named Moomin Characters, has joined a proposal to turn a beloved Helsinki landmark into a commercial venue; one of its promised attractions …