|Genre||children, science fiction|
|Country of origin||Sweden|
|Home station||SR P3, SR P4|
|Written by||Niclas Pajala|
|Narrated by||Frida Sjöberg, Maria Lundqvist, David Viklund, Markoolio, Sven Wollter|
|Original release||1 December 2006 – 24 December 2006|
|No. of episodes||24|
Toivos kosmos ("Toivo's Cosmos") was the 2006 edition of Sveriges Radio's Christmas Calendar.
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