Summary: Confined to a nursing home and about to turn 100, Allan Karlsson, who has a larger-than-life back story as an explosives expert, climbs out of the window in his slippers and embarks on an unforgettable adventure involving thugs, a murderous elephant and a very friendly hot dog stand operator.
Publisher / Publication Date: Hyperion 2012
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Copies Available at Interlochen1 available in Adult, Call number: Fiction Jonasson 2012
Summary: Nombeko Mayeki, a chief adviser at the helm of one of the world's most secret projects in South Africa, holds the fate of the world in her hands when she discovers a nuclear missile that was supposed to have been dismantled.
Publisher / Publication Date: HarperCollins 2014
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Summary: A reluctant centenarian much like Forrest Gump (if Gump were an explosives expert with a fondness for vodka) decides it's not too late to start over. After a long and eventful life, Allan Karlsson ends up in a nursing home, believing it to be his last stop. The only problem is that he's still in good health, and in one day, he turns 100. A big celebration is in the works, but Allan really isn't...
Publisher / Publication Date: Thorndike Press 2012
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Summary: It all begins with a hot air balloon trip and three bottles of champagne. Centenarian Allan Karlsson and Julius are ready for some spectacular views, but they're not expecting to land in the sea and be rescued by a North Korean ship, and they could never have imagined that the captain of the ship would be harbouring a suitcase full of contraband uranium, on a nuclear weapons mission for Kim...
Publisher / Publication Date: William Morrow, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers 2019
Copies Available at Interlochen1 available in Adult, Call number: Fiction Jonasson 2019
Summary: Allan Karlsson, resident of a nursing home in a small Swedish town, is about to be celebrated at his 100th birthday party with the press, the mayor, and the entire nursing staff and fellow residents in attendance. But Allan really isn't interested (and he'd like a bit more control over his alcohol consumption), so he decides to escape. He climbs out the window in his "pee slippers" and embarks...
Format: sound recording-nonmusical
Publisher / Publication Date: AudioGO 2013
Summary: When Allan lands in a nursing home, he refuses to celebrate his 100th birthday and instead escapes out a window to embark on a journey that involves a suitcase of cash and a gang of criminals. Flashbacks reveal that Allan played a key role in 20th century history when he was pals with U.S. presidents and Russian tyrants.
Format: moving image
Publisher / Publication Date: Music Box Films 2015