Smidge and Karlson on the Roof1955 Ilon Wikland
Up on the roof of an altogether normal house on an altogether normal street in Stockholm, lives a Mister, whose name is Karlson. He is a a handsome, exceedingly wise, all-round hero in the prime of his life, who lives in a tiny little cottage hidden behind the big chimney. One beautiful day, through the window of Smidge’s room, in flies Karlson …
Karlson flies again1962 Ilon Wikland
Mummy and daddy thought that Karlson was one of those imaginary playmates that children think up when they are lonely. So they bought Smidge a dog. Of course, Smidge loved his Bumble, but Karlson is a much better playmate. “It has to be fun, otherwise I won’t come!” says Karlson as he comes flying in through Smidge’s window – bright and cheery and always ready with more cunning tricks.
The World’s Best Karlson1968 Ilon Wikland
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 Karlson-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 Karlson, 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.