Julio Portillo Portillo từ 72017 Santa Caterina BR, Ý
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 a more innocent 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!