Oxford University Press

The World's Best Karlson - Astrid Lindgren


A lovely read by the much loved Swedish Author, Astrid Lindgren.

'On the ordinary roof of an ordinary house lives an extraordinary man : Karlson! He's the world's greatest at EVERYTHING (he says). Best of all, he has a propeller on his back and can fly! Soon Karlson and Smidge (who lives inside the house) are firm friends. But somebody has spotted Karlson mid-air and now the newspaper is offering a reward for his capture. Join Karlson and Smidge in a series of adventures as they run rings around the people trying to catch him.

Look out for more Karlson books joining our collection soon.

Author Astrid Lindgren

 211 pages

First published as Karlson pa Taket Smyger Igen  , 1968

Astrid Lindgren was born in Vimmerby, Sweden in 1907. In the course of her life she wrote over 40 books for children, and has sold over 145 million copies worldwide. Many of Lindgren's stories re based upon her memories of childhood and they are filled with lively unconventional characters. Probably the best known is Pippi Longstocking, first published in Sweden in 1945.