Karlsson on the Roof – a handsome, thoroughly clever, perfectly plump man in his prime.
He was originally called Herr Liljonkvast and he was a little chap who could fly and who would come to visit Astrid’s daughter Karin in the evenings. But he didn’t want anybody else to see him, so he would hide behind the paintings. This led to the book I Skymningslandet, a fairytale that was broadcast on the radio. Herr Liljonkvast’s motto was “doesn’t matter, doesn’t matter in Skymningslandet”. The book is all about the bed-ridden boy, Göran, who by night, gets to go along with Herr Liljonkvast on his flying trips over Stockholm.