Cover of The World's Best Karlsson

The World's Best Karlsson

1968

Format
Chapter book
Author
Astrid Lindgren
Translator
Sarah Death
Illustrator
Mini Grey
Publisher
Oxford University Press

One day Smidge reads a dreadful headline in the paper: “Flying barrel – or what?” The paper is offering a reward of 10,000 kronor to whoever catches that mysterious rotund thing! Who or what that refers to is, of course, none other than Karlsson-on-the-Roof, a handsome, exceedingly wise, all-round hero in the prime of his life. But Smidge, who now has to watch out for Karlsson, is having a very busy time. And it certainly doesn’t get any easier when Creepy-Crawly and Uncle Julius get mixed up in the wild merry-go-round.

In 2021, the books have been newly illustrated by Mini Grey and published by Oxford University Press in the UK. Previous editions were illustrated by Tony Ross.