History Literature / KarlssonOnTheRoof

18th Feb '14 1:34:31 PM EryliaStarheart
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18th Feb '14 1:33:51 PM EryliaStarheart
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21st Nov '13 12:05:44 PM Furienna
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''Karlsson on the Roof'' is a trilogy of children's books written by Swedish author Creator/AstridLindgren. (''Karlsson-on-the-roof'', ''Karlsson Flies Again'' and ''Karlsson-on-the-Roof is Sneaking Around Again''), in which the main character is "Lillebror" (literally ''Little Brother'', named "Eric" in the English translation), the youngest of three children in an ordinary family who live in an apartment in Stockolm. His family is repeatedly described as completely ordinary -- Mom and Dad both work, big sister Bettan ("Betty" in the English translation) is boy-crazy, big brother Bosse ("Bobby" in the English translation) plays guitar and does poorly in school, and Lillebror, who is several years younger than his siblings spends a lot of time alone... at least until the day he makes an extremely extraordinary friend, namely the titular Karlsson-on-the-Roof.

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''Karlsson on the Roof'' is a trilogy of children's books written by Swedish author Creator/AstridLindgren. (''Karlsson-on-the-roof'', ''Karlsson Flies Again'' and ''Karlsson-on-the-Roof is Sneaking Around Again''), in which the main character is "Lillebror" (literally ''Little Brother'', named "Eric" in the English translation), the youngest of three children in an ordinary family who live in an apartment in Stockolm. His family is repeatedly described as completely ordinary -- Mom ordinary, with a mum and Dad both work, big a dad and three siblings. Big sister Bettan ("Betty" in the English translation) is boy-crazy, big brother Bosse ("Bobby" in the English translation) plays guitar and does poorly in school, and Lillebror, who is several years younger than his siblings spends a lot of time alone... at least until the day he makes an extremely extraordinary friend, namely the titular Karlsson-on-the-Roof.
18th Nov '13 6:49:46 PM TheDeceiver
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* VagueAge: Is Karlsson a child or a very small, very childish adult? The answer is deliberately kept unclear -- Karlsson when asked his age just answers that he's "a man in his prime." The 1974 live-action adaptation adds fuel to this by having a young boy play Karlsson, though dubbed over with a grown man's voice, and wearing a hairstyle that carefully hints of premature baldness.

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* VagueAge: Is Karlsson a child or a very small, [[{{Manchild}} very childish adult? adult]]? The answer is deliberately kept unclear -- Karlsson when asked his age just answers that he's "a man in his prime." The 1974 live-action adaptation adds fuel to this by having a young boy play Karlsson, though dubbed over with a grown man's voice, and wearing a hairstyle that carefully hints of premature baldness.
29th Aug '13 7:01:36 AM VVK
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* TheMunchausen: Of all of Astrid Lindgren's characters, Karlsson is second only to Literature/PippiLongstocking when it comes to telling of tall tales -- though where Pippi will cheerfully admit that she's lying if called out on it, Karlsson will generally get angry or sulk if you don't believe him.

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* TheMunchausen: Of all of Astrid Lindgren's characters, Karlsson is second only to Literature/PippiLongstocking when it comes to telling of tall tales -- though where Pippi will cheerfully admit that she's lying if called out on it, Karlsson will generally get angry or sulk if you don't believe him. him.
* NonAnswer: Karlsson's answer about his age that he's a man in his prime isn't very helpful.
23rd Apr '13 11:14:22 AM Roo
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* ScrewThisImOuttaHere: Karlsson has a tendency to threaten to do this if things don't go his way.

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* ScrewThisImOuttaHere: Karlsson has a tendency to threaten to do with this if things don't go his way.way -- he usually stays, though, because Lillebror is always quick to soothe his hurt feelings.
23rd Apr '13 11:12:42 AM Roo
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* SmallNameBigEgo: Karlsson has an unshakable faith in himself and claims to be the world champion of everything -- though it's shown time and time again that he ''really'' isn't. His ability to fly does help him pull off a number of things, though.

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* SmallNameBigEgo: ScrewThisImOuttaHere: Karlsson has an unshakable faith in himself and claims a tendency to be the world champion of everything -- though it's shown time and time again that he ''really'' isn't. His ability threaten to fly does help him pull off a number of things, though.do this if things don't go his way.


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* SmallNameBigEgo: Karlsson has an unshakable faith in himself and claims to be the world champion of everything -- though it's shown time and time again that he ''really'' isn't. His ability to fly does help him pull off a number of things, though.
23rd Apr '13 11:06:04 AM Roo
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* Spoonerism: Fille is prone to these when he's frightened.

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* Spoonerism: {{Spoonerism}}: Fille is prone to these when he's frightened.
23rd Apr '13 11:05:36 AM Roo
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Lillebror and Karlsson have to deal with more than disbelieving parents, though; over the course of the books they have to tangle with a strict and hysterical housekeeper named Miss Bock, Lillebror's old cranky uncle Julius, two burglars named Fille and Rulle, who go on to become recurring antagonists, and even the risk of discovery and exposure to the general public when newspapers begin printing pictures of a flying Karlsson and speculate whether he's a UFO or some secret foreign spy satellite.

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Lillebror and Karlsson have to deal with more than disbelieving parents, though; over the course of the books they have to tangle with a strict and hysterical housekeeper named Miss Bock, Lillebror's old cranky uncle Julius, two burglars named Fille and Rulle, Rulle ("Cosh" and "Ruffy" in English), who go on to become recurring antagonists, and even the risk of discovery and exposure to the general public when newspapers begin printing pictures of a flying Karlsson and speculate whether he's a UFO or some secret foreign spy satellite.


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* Spoonerism: Fille is prone to these when he's frightened.
20th Apr '13 2:16:12 PM Roo
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* HypocriticalHumor: Karlsson seems to be blind to his own flaws, but has no problems spotting them in others.

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* HypocriticalHumor: Karlsson seems to be blind to completely ignorant of his own flaws, but has no problems spotting them in others.


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* SitcomArchNemesis: Upon her introduction in the second book, Miss Bock quickly becomes this to Karlsson.
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