Moominpappa is boyish and adventurous, but still proud of being the head of the family. He enjoys philosophical thinking and always wants to be on the scene whenever something surprising happens in Moominvalley. Moominpappa considers himself to be very knowledgeable and an expert in many fields, and is always willing to offer advice to others.
Moominpappa is ready to do anything for his family. He enjoys living in Moominvalley, but is also curious and ready to try new things. Adventures are always welcome – and luckily they often come his way. Moominpappa loves secrets, even though sometimes he accidentally lets them slip out.
Moominpappa is also a dreamer who likes whisky and the company of dubious friends. He enjoys pondering life’s big issues and often makes notes of his observations. Writing is very important to Moominpappa. He truly loves the sea and believes himself to be a skilled sailor and fisherman.
In his youth, Moominpappa went on some great adventures, which he always loves to recount whenever the opportunity arises. One day, he takes up his quill and starts writing his memoirs.
You can recognise Moominpappa from his top hat and walking stick. We meet Moominpappa in the first Moomin book, The Moomins and the Great Flood, and he tells us all about the great deeds of his youth in Moominpappa’s Memoirs.