The manuscript became a novel. The novel became a phenomenon in Sweden, and now it is about to reach the rest of the world.
On his hundredth birthday, just as the celebrations are about to begin out in the lounge in the old people's home, Allan Karlsson hastily decides that he wants nothing to do with the party. He climbs through his window and disappears - and soon he has turned the whole nation on its head. He does have some experience in these matters. He has previously done the same thing with the world.
FOLLOW THE MAP ON ALLAN KARLSSON'S ADVENTURE OVER THE WORLD AND DURING THE 20TH CENTURY
Miguel Primo de Rivera
Harry S Truman
Kim II Sung
Kim Jong II
Mao Tse Tung
Charles de Gaulle
Lyndon B. Johnson
The White House, Washington
Yxhult, Sweden, 1905
Hälleforsnäs, Sweden, 1929-1939
As a resident in the explosives factory, he met Esteban, a friendship that gives Allan the opportunity to follow the republican Esteban to the Spanish Civil War.
- Hälleforsnäs Foundry
Aragon, Spain, 1939
Allan’s main mission on the republicans, as a specialist in explosives is to blow bridges to stop the fascists. He has change side though when he accidently saves the leader of the fascists, Generalissimo Franco’s life and is invited by him to stay on their side.
- Spanish Civil War
Lisbon, Portugal, 1939
Here, Allan decides to move on and leaves for the United States of America, with a recommendation letter from Franco.
Ellis Island, United States, 1939
The immigration authority at Ellis Iceland shows at first some hesitation about Alan's recommendation letter from General Franco. But explosives experts are called for, and the protagonist is sent to the military base in Los Alamos.
- Immigration Museum Ellis Island