Karlson Flies Again by Astrid Lindgren

Karlson Flies Again

Written by Astrid Lindgren

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Inventive and magical, the stories of the extraordinary Karlson are an imaginative treat. The extraordinary Karlson lives in an extraordinary house on the ordinary roof of an ordinary house in an ordinary street in Stockholm. He is remarkable in oh-so many ways as he is quick tell anyone. In particular, he has a propeller on his back and can fly. Karlson and Smidge, who lives in the house, soon become firm friends and soon are off and away on an adventure causing entertaining mayhem wherever they go. The World’s Best Karlson is also available.


Karlson Flies Again by Astrid Lindgren

Smidge is used to Karlson, the funny little man with a propeller on his back, living on the roof. They are firm friends. Now, anytime Karlson pops in, Smidge knows that there's fun and adventure in store.

In this collection of stories, they gobble cream buns, do their very best to frighten the new housekeeper and almost become television stars!


I adored Astrid Lindgren as a child. Francesca Simon, author of the 'Horrid Henry


About the Author

Astrid Lindgren

Astrid Lindgren was born Astrid Ericsson on November 14, 1907 on a farm called Nas outside the small town of Vimmerby in Sweden. As a child, Astrid loved to read, particularly books which had girls as the heroine. She loved Anne of Green Gables and the Pollyanna books. One of her strongest recollections as a child was meeting two pilots, Captains Sonders and Madicken. One of them tried to land on the roof of her house, or that is the way it looked at the time.

After attending public school, she moved to Stockholm and married Sture Lindgren. The Lindgrens had two children. Astrid wrote her first story, Britt-Mari Opens Her Heart, in 1944. Her second book, Pippi Longstocking, which she wrote as a present for her daughter's tenth birthday, was published in 1945. She received the Raben & Sjogren's Best Children's Book prize for Pippi and became a book editor for that publisher for many years. She also received numerous other honours and awards including the International Book Award.

Astrid published more than one hundred books in her lifetime and is still the most popular children's author in Sweden. Her books have been translated into more than sixty languages. She died in 2002, aged 94.

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192 pages


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Oxford University Press

Publication date

5th February 2009




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