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Finland isn't at the North Pole nor is it always covered in snow, but there are plenty of reindeer and it has a wonderful tradition of wooden toys, so maybe Santa Claus keeps a workshop in Finland. It's a sparsely populated country and you'll find it easy to explore the many lakes and forests. Traveling through Finland in summer, kids will enjoy long, long days that never end – the nights never really get dark.
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finland childrens books Finn Family Moomintroll  

The Moomins, created by Finnish author Tove Jansson, are a whimsical bunch – Moominmamma, Moominpappa, and Moomintroll, and their friends Snufkin and the Snork Maiden. When spring comes to Moomin Valley, Moomintroll finds a hobgoblin's hat that changes eggshells into soft clouds, perfect for a game of bumper clouds. (Chapter book, illustrations)

Read more delightful Moomin adventures: Tales from Moominvalley, Moonminsummer Madness and Comet in Moominland.


Moominpappa at Sea
Tove Jansson

The Moomins go off to a lighthouse on an island in the Gulf of Finland. This is no ordinary island – Moomintroll talks to the sparkling sea-horses, Moominmamma disappears into her painted garden, when storms lash the island, the trees pull up their roots and go. Our favorite Moomin story! (Chapter book, illustrations)


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Moominland Midwinter
Tove Jansson

Step into a winter fantasy, the Moomin family normally sleeps from November to April, but young Moomintroll wakes up, to find their house snowed in, the valley pure white. Magical and humorous adventures with delightful creatures of Moomin Valley in a world transformed, but spring will come. (Chapter book, illustrations)


The Princess Mouse
Aaron Shepard, Leonid Gore

Charming retelling of a traditional Finland folk tale of two sons, who must choose a bride. While searching in the forest, Mikko finds a tiny mouse. She has the softest velvet fur, and weaves the finest linen, so Mikko makes her his sweetheart. At the wedding, everyone is surprised, Mikko most of all, when the mouse becomes a princess. (Picture book)


The Princess Mouse folk tale kids Finland
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Far North
Jan Reynolds

Visit the Sami people who live in the far north of Finland, where they follow the herds of reindeer to mountain pastures in summer and lowlands in the winter, tell stories around the fire, and celebrate the arrival of spring with games and reindeer races. (Picture book)


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