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Just found out that in addition to always being big favorites in Finnland (they are the Finn Family Moomintrolls,) the Moomintrolls are apparently huge in Japan ... thanks to a Moomintroll anime ... and there's even a Russian rock group called the Moomintrolls (or whatever the Russian equivolent of the name is.)
But he thought it was probably a very distant relation, because Moomintrolls are a much species than sea-trolls.
Speaking of Moomins, my somewhat mystifying headline was an oblique reference to Finland, plus I often call children/grandchildren my 'little Moomintrolls'.
The beloved Moomintrolls were created by the writer and graphic artist Tove Jansson.
Love Jansson’s grownup books love for the Moomintrolls goes without saying.