Moominvalley

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Moominvalley
Moominvalley map.jpg
Moomin location
Creator Tove Jansson
Genre Juvenile fantasy
Type Valley
Notable locations Moominhouse
Notable characters Moomins
First appearance The Moomins and the Great Flood

Moominvalley (Swedish: Mumindalen, Finnish: Muumilaakso) is a fictional place, where the Moomins live in the tales by Finnish author Tove Jansson.

Especially in the early books Moominvalley is depicted as a beautiful place with green slopes, rivers, fruit trees, flowers and a place for calm and peaceful life as in the tradition of pastoral poetry, and yet it is still threatened by natural forces such as flooding and volcanoes. Moominvally has its counterpart[vague] in an other world.[1]

In Moominpappa at Sea, Moominvalley is depicted as a place of boredom.[2]

Moominvalley is also another name for the Moomin Museum in Tampere, Finland.

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Westin 2007, pp. 18-20.
  2. ^ Westin 2007, pp. 21.

References[edit]

  • Rehal-Johansson, Agneta (2007). "Tove Jansson: The Trickster Children's Author". In McLoughlin, Kate; Brock, Malin Lidström. Tove Jansson Rediscovered. Cambridge Scolars Publishing. ISBN 978-1-84718-269-2.