Karlsson on the Roof

Karlsson on the Roof[KINDLE] ✿ Karlsson on the Roof By Astrid Lindgren – Tbjewellers.co.uk Imagine Smidge s delight when, one day, a little man with a propeller on his back appears hovering at the window It s Karlson and he lives in a house on the roof Soon Smidge and Karlson are sharing al Imagine Smidge s delight when, one day, a little man with a propeller on his back appears hovering at the window It s Karlson and he lives in a house on the roof Soon Smidge and Karlson are sharing all sorts Karlsson on PDF/EPUB or of adventures, from tackling thieves and playing tricks to looping the loop and running across the rooftops Fun and chaos burst from these charming, classic stories.

Astrid Anna Emilia Lindgren, n e Ericsson, was a Swedish children s book author and screenwriter, whose many titles were translated into languages and published inthan countries She has sold roughly million copies worldwide Today, she Karlsson on PDF/EPUB or is most remembered for writing the Pippi Longstocking books, as well as the Karlsson on the Roof book seriesAwards Hans Christian Andersen Award for Writing .

Karlsson on the Roof eBook ¾ Karlsson on  PDF/EPUB or
  • Paperback
  • 128 pages
  • Karlsson on the Roof
  • Astrid Lindgren
  • English
  • 06 August 2017
  • 0749710373

10 thoughts on “Karlsson on the Roof

  1. says:

    Our Russian friend K, like me a hardcore Karlsson fan, came round for dinner tonight As it inevitably does these days, the conversation turned to the dismal subject of Lyin Crooked Donald Trump It appeared that we were going to rehearse the same tired old arguments yet again, but K suddenly had a blinding flash of insight TRUMP IS KARLSSON Of course as soon as you see it, nothing could beobvious The incessant boasting The naked greed and manipulativeness The shameless, almost p Our Russian friend K, like me a hardcore Karlsson fan, came round for dinner tonight As it inevitably does these days, the conversation turned to the dismal subject of Lyin Crooked Donald Trump It appeared that we were going to rehearse the same tired old arguments yet again, but K suddenly had a blinding flash of insight TRUMP IS KARLSSON Of course as soon as you see it, nothing could beobvious The incessant boasting The naked greed and manipulativeness The shameless, almost psychotic lying All delivered with a mischievous twinkle in his eye that makes everyone well, almost everyone happy to forgive him his many flagrant transgressions Damn it all, he even LOOKS like Karlsson Anyway, now we know how to stop him Some brave person just has to get close enough to poke his comfortably rounded paunch in the right place Then, ZAP we ll see the propeller come out of his back, and he ll fly back into the story to meet Lillebror, who must be missing him horribly.I wonder if Hillary s figured it out as well She looked almost too confident in last night s debate

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    The Great Karlsson ExperimentHaving read the Swedish original and the English and German translations, I had to get the French one too I wish I could read it in Russian, but my command of the language is insufficient Out of the four I can appreciate, it seems to me the relative quality is pretty clear In Swedish, it s a masterpiece In German, it s nearly as good In French, it s okay but not really anything special And in English, it s disappointing.Not, who s read it in English, pours sc The Great Karlsson ExperimentHaving read the Swedish original and the English and German translations, I had to get the French one too I wish I could read it in Russian, but my command of the language is insufficient Out of the four I can appreciate, it seems to me the relative quality is pretty clear In Swedish, it s a masterpiece In German, it s nearly as good In French, it s okay but not really anything special And in English, it s disappointing.Not, who s read it in English, pours scorn on my opinions How can I know it s funnier in one language than another I just know, it s bleeding obvious, but as usual with humor it s hard to justify my claims Things don t get funnier when you explain them.So, here s the Great Karlsson Experiment World s best experiment in comparative translation studies, guess what that is If you have read Karlsson in at least two languages, please message me to say what your ranking is I will compile statistics and find out how well people agree I predict there will be good correlation but experience tells me that you are often surprised when you actually look at the data If you want to read it for free online, here are links for Swedish, German, English and Russian It s nice and short I just read the French version, which certainly didn t takethan a couple of hours And if you ve got kids of an appropriate age, pretty much everyone says it s a great bednight book.Data I want data

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    The early Astrid Lindgren books are hysterically funny, and work equally well for both child and adult readers The problem is that the two audiences don t find the same things amusing My Swedish wife said that her grandmother sometimes read this book aloud to her when she was a very small girl Every now and then, Grandma would have to stop, she was laughing too much Elisabeth tells me she d glare at her and say Shut up and READ In this book, Lillebror literally, little brother , is abo The early Astrid Lindgren books are hysterically funny, and work equally well for both child and adult readers The problem is that the two audiences don t find the same things amusing My Swedish wife said that her grandmother sometimes read this book aloud to her when she was a very small girl Every now and then, Grandma would have to stop, she was laughing too much Elisabeth tells me she d glare at her and say Shut up and READ In this book, Lillebror literally, little brother , is about seven years old, and the youngest of three siblings 17 year old Bosse just sits in his room and practices on his damn guitar, and 15 year old Bettan has discovered boys, so no one wants to play with him The family isn t surprised when Lillebror makes up an imaginary friend called Karlsson, a little man who lives in a house on the roof and can fly around with a handy propeller that he has attached to his back Except, as you no doubt guessed, Karlsson actually exists He s just a bit shy about letting other people see him Karlsson is one of Lindgren s finest creations, and that s saying a good deal He s an appalling egotist, shamelessly manipulates Lillebor in the most transparently obvious ways in order to get food and other treats, and immediately goes off into a sulk if his wishes are crossed He s also a pathological liar, and doesn t even seem to understand the concept of responsibility Somehow, it s done in such a clever, ironic way that you can t help loving him all the same, just as Lillebror does You have to admire the author s skill.Karlsson is always getting Lillebror into various imaginative kinds of trouble My favorite episode is the bit where Bettan has invited her new boyfriend, Pelle, back home for the evening She s cajoled the rest of the family into going out it s completely clear that she s planning a make out session , but Lillebror s too small, so all she can do is offer him a reasonable bribe to stay in his room But she s reckoned without Karlsson, who cross examines Lillebror about the exact wording He s just promised that Bettan won t see him for the rest of the evening, so if they both go into the living room, covered by a blanket, he s keeping to the letter of the contract, right So they sneak out quietly and find that the lights are turned down real low, and Bettan and Pelle are on the couch with their arms around each other As they come in, Pelle is just asking her if she likes him, and Karlsson seizes his chance to join in the conversation Bettan likes all the boys, so why wouldn t she like you he says triumphantly And Bettan gets very satisfyingly mad as she chases the pair back to Lillebror s room, shouting that she s going to kill that horrible little kid If you ve got a little brother or a big sister, you re going to love this book

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    In 1942, Crockett Johnson created the cartoon Barnaby, in which we see Mr O Malley through the eyes of a boy who wishes for a fairy Godmother, but instead is presented with a short, fat, flying, conceited and not altogether competent fairy Godfather The cartoon was a big hit within the Left intelligentia in the US Dorothy Parker adored it, Duke Ellington was chuffed to be part of one of the strips He even wrote a letter to the editor of PM to say so The Roosevelts were avid followers It In 1942, Crockett Johnson created the cartoon Barnaby, in which we see Mr O Malley through the eyes of a boy who wishes for a fairy Godmother, but instead is presented with a short, fat, flying, conceited and not altogether competent fairy Godfather The cartoon was a big hit within the Left intelligentia in the US Dorothy Parker adored it, Duke Ellington was chuffed to be part of one of the strips He even wrote a letter to the editor of PM to say so The Roosevelts were avid followers It was syndicated not a big syndication by US standards, but nonetheless to newspapers which had a combined readership of 5.5M or so It was a cartoon strip for adults that kids read Johnson was a cartoonist s cartoonist, original perhaps radical in his technical vision of the strip and highly influential on those who came after him in the US The influence of this cartoon was, however, by no means limited to that country When the editor of The Daily Mail in the UK saw it, he wanted one like it This led to the creation of Flook, an indispensable part of the cartoon scene in the UK for over forty years However much Flook may have been inspired by Mr O Malley, however, and despite its subversive role as a cartoon for adults read by children, Flook is different enough in looks and character that one needs to have the inspiration pointed out Not so in the case of Karlsson Here Astrid Lindgren has taken the figure of Mr O Malley in a way that one could say is nothing short of brazen It has prompted me to write to an expert on Johnson, curious to know what he had to say about Lindgren s take, a word I use advisedly Mr O Malley even has the stock phrases that are so important to the nature of Karlsson Different ones, of course Cushlamochree an exclamation of surprise meaning pulse of my heart Same physical qualities, though they fly by different methods, and same character That is not to say, however, there is no difference in output Barnaby is an intellectual cartoon with a sophisticated take on the politics of the period, which is not to say that it was always political Perhaps that is why Barnaby has been the influential publication whilst Karlsson has been the popular one Lindgren has taken the intellectual content out of Barnaby and created something that is straightforwardly for children Rest here

  5. says:

    My co worker bought it recently for her 6 years old daughter and we started to reread it out loud in the middle of the office, laughing and cheering like kids Our boss portrayed Karllson and our office manager managed to be Freken Bok Just 20 pages of this book and bunch of so called adults returned to their childhood Brilliant, kind and humorous book.

  6. says:

    This has been my favorite growing up, and I will definitely read it to my children It s a shame that it s virtually unknown to American audience.

  7. says:

    This was the first time I read this book in English and I certainly did think that the translation changed it It didn t make Karlson s personality as charming and cute as I knew him to be It seemed clumsy and sometimes awkward I used to like Karlsonthan Pippi, but now, once I have read it I feel like in the English versions I like PippiThis book made me think about stuff though A lot of the story shows the value adults and children sometimes give to things, while they are noth This was the first time I read this book in English and I certainly did think that the translation changed it It didn t make Karlson s personality as charming and cute as I knew him to be It seemed clumsy and sometimes awkward I used to like Karlsonthan Pippi, but now, once I have read it I feel like in the English versions I like PippiThis book made me think about stuff though A lot of the story shows the value adults and children sometimes give to things, while they are nothing of importance really What joy is it to have the most wondrous things if they are never used It s like having a beautiful book, but never opening it to see the pictures and read the tales And this book talks about it savouring things for special moments is not for Karlson and that is a great lesson to have from this book It did bring back childhood, but I so disliked the translation, I can t help but believe that in a different language this book would scorefrom me Oh, and I didn t like the illustrations either

  8. says:

    My favorite childhood book

  9. says:

    I read this a number of years ago and hated it What bothered me appalled me, really was that this young boy is being encouraged to disobey his parents and sneak out with a strange man who is his neighbor Granted, this book was written in ainnocent era, and what is allowed in European children s books seems to be rather different from what is allowed in children s books here in the U.S I notice that in the new illustrations Karlson is depicted as younger, rather than as a little old ma I read this a number of years ago and hated it What bothered me appalled me, really was that this young boy is being encouraged to disobey his parents and sneak out with a strange man who is his neighbor Granted, this book was written in ainnocent era, and what is allowed in European children s books seems to be rather different from what is allowed in children s books here in the U.S I notice that in the new illustrations Karlson is depicted as younger, rather than as a little old man with a mustache, as in the original illustrations I wasn t aware that there are 2 other Karlson books I love Astrid Lindgren s books generally, and grew up with Pippi Longstocking However, this book, in my opinion, has to be her worst

  10. says:

    it might be bad taste to bring up a cartoon when reviewing a book I feel sorry for anyone who hasn t read this why is it so rare in English This book is just soo. AWESOME Forget a lame imaginary friend this kid has a chubby lil troublemaker glutton who has a lil propeller on his back and start button on his tummy my inner 8 year old is filling up with glee from only looking at that line

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