The 100 Year Old Man Who Climbed Out the Window and Disappeared

Titre : The 100 Year Old Man Who Climbed Out the Window and Disappeared
Auteur : Jonas Jonasson
Éditeur : Hachette UK
ISBN-13 : 9781401304393
Libération : 2012-09-11

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The international publishing sensation--over six million copies sold worldwide! 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 interested (and he'd like a bit more control over his vodka consumption). So he decides to escape. He climbs out the window in his slippers and embarks on a hilarious and entirely unexpected journey, involving, among other surprises, a suitcase stuffed with cash, some unpleasant criminals, a friendly hot-dog stand operator, and an elephant (not to mention a death by elephant). It would be the adventure of a lifetime for anyone else, but Allan has a larger-than-life backstory: Not only has he witnessed some of the most important events of the twentieth century, but he has actually played a key role in them. Starting out in munitions as a boy, he somehow finds himself involved in many of the key explosions of the twentieth century and travels the world, sharing meals and more with everyone from Stalin, Churchill, and Truman to Mao, Franco, and de Gaulle. Quirky and utterly unique, The 100-Year-Old Man Who Climbed Out the Window and Disappeared has charmed readers across the world.

The 100 Year Old Man Who Climbed Out the Window and Disappeared by Jonas Jonasson Trivia On Books

Titre : The 100 Year Old Man Who Climbed Out the Window and Disappeared by Jonas Jonasson Trivia On Books
Auteur : Trivion Books
Éditeur : Trivia-On-Books
ISBN-13 :
Libération : 2016-09-09

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Can you call yourself a fan of The 100-Year-Old Man Who Climbed Out the Window and Disappeared by Jonas Jonasson? The 100-Year-Old-Man Who Climbed Out the Window and Disappeared, written by Jonas Jonasson, follows the travels of Allan Karlsson. Allan Karlsson currently resides in a nursing home. On his 100th birthday, Karlsson decides that the nursing home is not the last place he wants to see before he dies. Therefore, he climbs out of his bedroom window at the nursing home and heads towards the bus stop. There, he meets a young man also waiting for the bus. This young man asks Karlsson to watch his suitcase while he runs to the restroom. While gone, the bus arrives, leaving Karlsson with the suitcase, alone. Karlsson boards the bus, suitcase in hand, and the adventure begins. Jonasson, at 47 years old, writes his first novel of a 100-year-old man being chased by gangsters and the police, while fleeing with a suitcase full of cash. Take the challenge yourself and share it with family and friends for a time of trivia fun! Features You'll Find Inside: • 30 Multiple choice questions on the book, plots, characters and author • Insightful commentary to answer every question • Complementary quiz material for yourself or your reading group • Results provided with scores to determine "status" Why you'll love Trivia-On-Books Trivia-on-Books is an independently quiz-formatted trivia to your favorite books readers, students, and fans alike can enjoy. Whether you're looking for new materials or simply can't get enough of your favorite book, Trivia-on-Books is an unofficial solution to provide a unique approach that is bothinsightful and educational. Promising quality and value, don't hesitate to grab your copy of Trivia-on-Books!

The 100 Year Old Man Who Climbed Out the Window and Disappeared

Titre : The 100 Year Old Man Who Climbed Out the Window and Disappeared
Auteur : Jonas Jonasson
Éditeur : Hyperion
ISBN-13 : 1401324649
Libération : 2012-09-11

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The international publishing sensation--over two million copies sold 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 interested (and he'd like a bit more control over his vodka consumption). So he decides to escape. He climbs out the window in his slippers and embarks on a hilarious and entirely unexpected journey, involving, among other surprises, a suitcase stuffed with cash, some unpleasant criminals, a friendly hot-dog stand operator, and an elephant (not to mention a death by elephant). It would be the adventure of a lifetime for anyone else, but Allan has a larger-than-life backstory: Not only has he witnessed some of the most important events of the twentieth century, but he has actually played a key role in them. Starting out in munitions as a boy, he somehow finds himself involved in many of the key explosions of the twentieth century and travels the world, sharing meals and more with everyone from Stalin, Churchill, and Truman to Mao, Franco, and de Gaulle. Quirky and utterly unique, The 100-Year-Old Man Who Climbed Out the Window and Disappeared has charmed readers across the world. Jonas Jonasson is a former journalist and media consultant. He lives in Sweden.

The Girl Who Saved The King Of Sweden

Titre : The Girl Who Saved The King Of Sweden
Auteur : Jonas Jonasson
Éditeur : Harper Collins
ISBN-13 : 9781443431613
Libération : 2014-04-29

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A wildly picaresque new novel from Jonas Jonasson, author of the internationally bestselling The 100-Year-Old Man Who Climbed Out the Window and Disappeared In a tiny shack in the largest township in South Africa, Nombeko Mayeki is born. Put to work at five years old and orphaned at ten, she quickly learns that the world expects nothing more from her than to die young, be it from drugs, alcohol or just plain despair. But Nombeko has grander plans. She learns to read and write, and at just fifteen, using her cunning and fearlessness, she makes it out of Soweto with millions of smuggled diamonds in her possession. Then things take a turn for the worse . . . Nombeko ends up the prisoner of an incompetent engineer in a research facility working on South Africa’s secret nuclear arsenal. Yet the unstoppable girl pulls off a daring escape to Sweden, where she meets twins named Holger One and Holger Two, who are carrying out a mission to bring down the Swedish monarchy . . . by any means necessary. Nombeko’s life ends up hopelessly intertwined with the lives of the twins, and when the twins arrange to kidnap the Swedish king and prime minister, it is up to our unlikely heroine to save the day—and possibly the world. In this wild romp, Jonasson tackles issues ranging from the pervasiveness of racism to the dangers of absolute power while telling a charming and hilarious story along the way. In the satirical voice that has earned him legions of fans the world over, Jonasson gives us another rollicking tale of how even the smallest of decisions can have sweeping—even global—consequences.

Hitman Anders and the Meaning of It All

Titre : Hitman Anders and the Meaning of It All
Auteur : Jonas Jonasson
Éditeur : HarperCollins
ISBN-13 : 9780062458186
Libération : 2016-04-26

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From the author of the international bestseller The 100-Year-Old-Man Who Climbed Out the Window and Disappeared, a brilliant satirical novel set in modern Sweden—a story of idealism and fanaticism, gangsters and entrepreneurs, sensationalism and spirituality, that explores the values that matter in contemporary life. In a former brothel turned low-rent hotel, the lives of three unusual strangers—a former female priest, recently fired from her church; the ruined grandson of an ex-millionaire working as a receptionist; and Killer-Anders, a murderer newly released from prison—accidently collide with darkly hilarious results. Seeing a lucrative opportunity in Killer-Anders, the unlikely trio form an unusual new business. The Priest and The Receptionist will handle strategy and public relations, and coordinate Killer-Anders’ “missions.” Using the media’s obsessive need for sensational, headline-making stories to advertise their talent’s superb “skill,” they quickly build a clientele of rich Swedish gangsters. Suddenly, they’re making an altogether different kind of killing of their own. But when Killer-Anders begins asking deeper questions about purpose and meaning, his curiosity leads him to an unexpected discovery: he finds Jesus. Desperate to save the money machine they’ve built, The Priest and The Receptionist devise an audacious plan utilizing Killer-Anders’ newfound and decidedly fervent faith. Mischievous yet big-hearted, filled with Jonas Jonasson’s trenchant humor and delightful twists, Hitman Anders and the Meaning of It All is a delightful comic adventure that reminds us it’s never to late to start over—and to discover what truly matters.

Summary of The 100 Year Old Man Who Climbed Out the Window and Disappeared by Jonas Jonasson Conversation Starters

Titre : Summary of The 100 Year Old Man Who Climbed Out the Window and Disappeared by Jonas Jonasson Conversation Starters
Auteur : BookHabits
Éditeur : BookHabits
ISBN-13 : 9781537863948
Libération : 2017-08-03

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The 100-Year-Old Man Who Climbed Out the Window and Disappeared by Jonas Jonasson | Conversation Starters A Brief Look Inside: EVERY GOOD BOOK CONTAINS A WORLD FAR DEEPER than the surface of its pages. The characters and their world come alive, and the characters and its world still live on. Conversation Starters is peppered with questions designed to bring us beneath the surface of the page and invite us into the world that lives on. These questions can be used to... Create Hours of Conversation: • Promote an atmosphere of discussion for groups • Foster a deeper understanding of the book • Assist in the study of the book, either individually or corporately • Explore unseen realms of the book as never seen before Disclaimer: This book you are about to enjoy is an independent resource meant to supplement the original book. If you have not yet read the original book, we encourage to do before purchasing this unofficial Conversation Starters.

Trivia the 100 Year Old Man Who Climbed Out the Window and Disappeared by Jonas Jonasson Trivia On Books

Titre : Trivia the 100 Year Old Man Who Climbed Out the Window and Disappeared by Jonas Jonasson Trivia On Books
Auteur : Trivion Books
Éditeur :
ISBN-13 : 1537733494
Libération : 2016-12-17

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Trivia-on-Book: The 100-Year-Old Man Who Climbed Out the Window and Disappeared by Jonas Jonasson Take the challenge yourself and share it with friends and family for a time of fun! The 100-Year-Old-Man Who Climbed Out the Window and Disappeared, written by Jonas Jonasson, follows the travels of Allan Karlsson. Allan Karlsson currently resides in a nursing home. On his 100th birthday, Karlsson decides that the nursing home is not the last place he wants to see before he dies. Therefore, he climbs out of his bedroom window at the nursing home and heads towards the bus stop. There, he meets a young man also waiting for the bus. This young man asks Karlsson to watch his suitcase while he runs to the restroom. While gone, the bus arrives, leaving Karlsson with the suitcase, alone. Karlsson boards the bus, suitcase in hand, and the adventure begins. Jonasson, at 47 years old, writes his first novel of a 100-year-old man being chased by gangsters and the police, while fleeing with a suitcase full of cash. You may have read the book, but not have liked it. You may have liked the book, but not be a fan. You may call yourself a fan, but few truly are. Are you a fan? Trivia-on-Books is an independently curated trivia quiz on the book for readers, students, and fans alike. Whether you're looking for new materials to the book or would like to take the challenge yourself and share it with your friends and family for a time of fun, Trivia-on-Books provides a unique approach to The 100-Year-Old Man Who Climbed Out the Window and Disappeared by Jonas Jonasson that is both insightful and educational! Features You'll Find Inside: * 30 Multiple choice questions on the book, plots, characters and author * Insightful commentary to answer every question * Complementary quiz material for yourself or your reading group * Results provided with scores to determine "status" Promising quality and value, come play your trivia of a favorite book!!

Boy Meets Boy

Titre : Boy Meets Boy
Auteur : David Levithan
Éditeur : Knopf Books for Young Readers
ISBN-13 : 0307482448
Libération : 2009-02-19

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This is the story of Paul, a sophomore at a high school like no other: The cheerleaders ride Harleys, the homecoming queen used to be a guy named Daryl (she now prefers Infinite Darlene and is also the star quarterback), and the gay-straight alliance was formed to help the straight kids learn how to dance. When Paul meets Noah, he thinks he’s found the one his heart is made for. Until he blows it. The school bookie says the odds are 12-to-1 against him getting Noah back, but Paul’s not giving up without playing his love really loud. His best friend Joni might be drifting away, his other best friend Tony might be dealing with ultra-religious parents, and his ex-boyfriend Kyle might not be going away anytime soon, but sometimes everything needs to fall apart before it can really fit together right. This is a happy-meaningful romantic comedy about finding love, losing love, and doing what it takes to get love back in a crazy-wonderful world.

The Hundred Year Old Man Who Climbed Out of the Window and Disappeared

Titre : The Hundred Year Old Man Who Climbed Out of the Window and Disappeared
Auteur : Jonas Jonasson
Éditeur : Hesperus Press
ISBN-13 : 9781780940335
Libération : 2012-07-12

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It all starts on the one-hundredth birthday of Allan Karlsson. Sitting quietly in his room in an old peopleOCOs home, he is waiting for the party he-never-wanted-anyway to begin. The Mayor is going to be there. The press is going to be there. But, as it turns out, Allan is not? Slowly but surely Allan climbs out of his bedroom window, into the flowerbed (in his slippers) and makes his getaway. And so begins his picaresque and unlikely journey involving criminals, several murders, a suitcase full of cash, and incompetent police. As his escapades unfold, we learn something of AllanOCOs earlier life in which ? remarkably ? he helped to make the atom bomb, became friends with American presidents, Russian tyrants, and Chinese leaders, and was a participant behind the scenes in many key events of the twentieth century. Already a huge bestseller across Europe, The Hundred-Year-Old Man Who Climbed Out of the Window and Disappeared is a fun and feel-good book for all ages. "

The Little Old Lady Who Broke All the Rules

Titre : The Little Old Lady Who Broke All the Rules
Auteur : Catharina Ingelman-Sundberg
Éditeur : Pan Macmillan
ISBN-13 : 9781447250883
Libération : 2013-12-05

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The Little Old Lady Who Broke All the Rules is an incredibly quirky, humorous and warm-hearted story about growing old disgracefully - and breaking all the rules along the way! 79-year-old Martha Andersson dreams of escaping her care home and robbing a bank. She has no intention of spending the rest of her days in an armchair and is determined to fund her way to a much more exciting lifestyle. Along with her four oldest friends - otherwise known as the League of Pensioners - Martha decides to rebel against all of the rules imposed upon them. Together, they cause uproar with their antics protesting against early bedtimes and plasticky meals. As the elderly friends become more daring, they hatch a cunning plan to break out of the dreary care home and land themselves in a far more attractive Stockholm establishment. With the aid of their Zimmer frames, they resolve to stand up for old aged pensioners everywhere - Robin Hood style. And that's when the adventure really takes off . . . Perfect for fans of The 100 Year Old Man Who Climbed Out of the Window and Disappeared and The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel. Translated by Rod Bradbury.