Karlsson-on-the-Roof

Karlsson is a very short and stocky man who is quite confident about his abilities. He lives in a small house hidden behind a chimney on the roof of a very ordinary apartment building, on a very ordinary street in Stockholm. When Karlsson pushes a button on his stomach, it starts a clever little motor with the propeller on his back allowing him to fly. Karlsson is the best at everything, at least according to him. But there is, in fact, one thing at which he excels: being a playmate to a young boy.
Karlsson (Swedish: Karlssonpåtaket) is a fictional character in a series of children's books created by Swedish author Astrid Lindgren. The cartoon adaptation became popular in the USSR with its release in the 1970s. To this day, the adaptations are still celebrated as an integral part of the Russian cartoon industry, with Karlsson being recognised as a national icon, together with Cheburashka and other such characters.
  • Country: Sweden
  • Author: Astrid Lindgren
  • Date Published: 1955
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