The Moomins (Swedish: Mumintroll) are the central characters in a series of books and a comic strip by Swedish-speaking Finnish illustrator Tove Jansson, originally published in Swedish by Schildts in Finland. They are a family of white, round fairy tale characters with large snouts that make them resemble the hippopotamus. However, despite this resemblance, the Moomin family are trolls. The family live in their house in Moominvalley, though in the past, their temporary residences have included a lighthouse and a theatre. They have had many adventures along with their various friends. In all, nine books were released in the series, together with five picture books and a comic strip being released between 1945 and 1993. The Moomins have since been the basis for numerous television series, films and even two theme parks: one called Moomin World in Naantali, Finland, and another Akebono Children's Forest Park in Hannō, Saitama, Japan. The books in the series, in order, are: 1. The Moomins and the Great Flood (Originally: Småtrollen och den stora översvämningen) – 1945. 2. Comet in Moominland (Originally: Kometjakten/Kometen kommer) – 1946. 3. Finn Family Moomintroll, Some editions: The Happy Moomins – (Originally: Trollkarlens hatt) – 1948. 4. The Exploits of Moominpappa, Some editions: Moominpappa's Memoirs (Originally: Muminpappans bravader/Muminpappans memoarer) – 1950. 5. Moominsummer Madness (Originally: Farlig midsommar) – 1954. 6. Moominland Midwinter (Originally: Trollvinter) – 1957. 7. Tales from Moominvalley (Originally: Det osynliga barnet) – 1962 (Short stories). 8. Moominpappa at Sea (Originally: Pappan och havet) – 1965. 9. Moominvalley in November (Originally: Sent i november) – 1970 (In which the Moomin family is absent).