The 100-year-old Man Who Climbed Out the Window and DisappearedBook - 2012
Desperate to avoid his 100th birthday party, Allan Karlsson climbs out of the window of his room at the nursing home and heads to the nearest bust station, intending to travel as far as his pocket money will take him. But a spur-of-the-moment decision to steal a suitcase from a fellow passenger sensd Allan on a strange and unforeseen journey involving, among other things, some nasty criminals, a very large pile of ash, and an elephant named Sonya. It's just another chapter in a life full of adventures for Allan, who has become entangled in the major events of the twentieth century, including the Spanish Civil War and the Manhattan Project.
Publisher: New York : Hyperion, 2012
Characteristics: 384 p. ; 21 cm
From Library Staff
2nd Monday Book Club Discussion: April 2018. We all seemed to like this one. It was on some of our "For Later" lists. The movie was also good (once you got past the subtitles)!