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Jonasson, Jonas 1961-

Overview
Works: 141 works in 913 publications in 32 languages and 10,798 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Humorous fiction  Action and adventure fiction  Novels  Drama  Action and adventure films  Comedy films  Picaresque fiction  Picaresque literature  Thrillers (Fiction) 
Roles: Author, Bibliographic antecedent, Contributor, Creator, Originator, Interviewee, Author of screenplay, Other
Classifications: PT9877.2.O537, 839.738
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Most widely held works about Jonas Jonasson
 
Most widely held works by Jonas Jonasson
The 100-year-old man who climbed out the window and disappeared by Jonas Jonasson( Book )

138 editions published between 2009 and 2017 in 28 languages and held by 2,629 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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 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 alcohol consumption). So he decides to escape. He climbs out the window in his slippers and embarks on a hilarious and entirely unexpected journey. 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, he has actually played a key role in them. Quirky and utterly unique, The 100-Year-Old Man Who Climbed Out the Window and Disappeared has charmed readers across the world
The girl who saved the King of Sweden by Jonas Jonasson( Book )

133 editions published between 2013 and 2018 in 22 languages and held by 2,095 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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 Nombeko 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
Hitman Anders and the meaning of it all : a novel by Jonas Jonasson( Book )

101 editions published between 2015 and 2018 in 17 languages and held by 1,297 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Killer-for-hire Anders is fresh out of jail when he meets an atheist former vicar and a receptionist. Together the three come up with a plan to make them rich-- until Anders unexpectedly finds Jesus. Ander's conversion may be good for his soul, but it's not good for business! Now the vicar and the receptionist have to find a new plan, quick
The accidental further adventures of the hundred-year-old man : a novel by Jonas Jonasson( Book )

27 editions published between 2018 and 2019 in English and held by 1,035 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"It all begins with a hot air balloon trip and three bottles of champagne. Allan 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 harboring a suitcase full of contraband uranium, on a nuclear weapons mission for Kim Jong-un. Yikes! Soon Allan and Julius are at the center of a complex diplomatic crisis involving world figures from the Swedish foreign minister to Angela Merkel and President Trump. Needless to say, things are about to get very, very complicated. Another hilarious, witty, and entertaining novel from bestselling author Jonas Jonasson that will have readers howling out-loud at the escapades and misfortunes of its beloved hundred-year-old hero Allan Karlsson and his irresistible sidekick Julius"--From the publisher's web site
The 100-year-old man who climbed out the window and disappeared : a novel by Jonas Jonasson( Recording )

18 editions published between 2009 and 2013 in English and held by 564 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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
Hundred-year-old man who climbed out of the window and disappeared by Jonas ( Jonasson( Book )

28 editions published between 2009 and 2015 in English and held by 382 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

It all starts on the one-hundredth birthday of Allan Karlsson. Sitting quietly in his room in an old people's 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 Allan's 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, feel-good book for all ages
De 100-jarige man die uit het raam klom en verdween by Jonas Jonasson( Book )

13 editions published between 2011 and 2018 in Dutch and held by 251 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Op zijn honderdste verjaardag ontvlucht een man het door hem zo gehate bejaardencentrum en ontvreemdt bij het busstation een zware koffer die gevuld blijkt te zijn met zwart geld
Le vieux qui ne voulait pas fêter son anniversaire by Jonas ( Jonasson( Book )

28 editions published between 2009 and 2014 in French and English and held by 206 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Un vieil homme s'enfuit de la maison de retraite qui l'abrite parce qu'il incarne le titre du roman. Mais au-delà de cette fugue, c'est toute l'histoire de cet individu et du 20e siècle qui est dévoilée, avec surprise à l'avenant. [SDM]
The girl who saved the King of Sweden : a novel by Jonas Jonasson( Recording )

23 editions published between 2014 and 2017 in English and held by 195 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

On June 14, 2007, the king and prime minister of Sweden went missing from a gala banquet at the Royal Castle. Later it was said that both had fallen ill. The truth is different. The real story starts much earlier, in 1961, with the birth of Nombeko Mayeki in a shack in Soweto. Nombeko was fated to grow up fast and die early in her poverty-stricken township. But Nombeko takes a different path. She finds work as a housecleaner and eventually makes her way up to the position of chief advisor, at the helm of one of the world's most secret projects. Here is where the story merges with, then diverges from, reality. South Africa developed six nuclear missiles in the 1980s then voluntarily dismantled them in 1994. This is a story about the seventh missile ... the one that was never supposed to have existed. Nombeko Mayeki knows too much about it, and now she's on the run from both the South African justice and the most terrifying secret service in the world. She ends up in Sweden, which has transformed into a nuclear nation, and the fate of the world now lies in her hands
De 100-jarige man die terug kwam om de wereld te redden by Jonas Jonasson( Book )

12 editions published between 2018 and 2019 in 4 languages and held by 185 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Fristående fortsättningen på Jonas Jonassons roman om hundraårige Allan Karlsson. Allan sitter med vännen Julius på Bali Nu väntar ny födelsedag. Julius bestämmer sig för att fira sin vän med en luftballongfärd. Vinden och omständigheterna tar vännerna på en resa genom all världens galenskap
De 100-jarige man die uit het raam klom en verdween by 100( Visual )

2 editions published in 2014 in Swedish and held by 147 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Op zijn honderdste verjaardag ontvlucht een man het door hem zo gehate bejaardencentrum en ontvreemdt bij het busstation een zware koffer die gevuld blijkt te zijn met zwart geld
The one hundred year old man who climbed out the window and disappeared by Jónas Jónasson( Book )

7 editions published between 2012 and 2013 in English and held by 140 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

After a long and eventful life Allan Karlsson is moved to a nursing home to await the inevitable. But his health refuses to fail and as his 100th birthday looms a huge party is planned. Allan wants no part of it and decides to climb out the window ... Char
De 100-jarige man die uit het raam klom en verdween by Jonas Jonasson( Recording )

5 editions published between 2012 and 2014 in Dutch and held by 133 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Op zijn honderdste verjaardag ontvlucht een man het door hem zo gehate bejaardencentrum en ontvreemdt bij het busstation een zware koffer die gevuld blijkt te zijn met zwart geld
The accidental further adventures of the hundred-year-old man : a novel by Jonas Jonasson( Recording )

10 editions published between 2018 and 2019 in English and held by 132 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

It all begins with a hot air balloon trip and three bottles of champagne. Allan 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 carrying contraband uranium. Soon Allan and Julius are at the center of a complex diplomatic crisis
Il centenario che saltò dalla finestra e scomparve by Jonas Jonasson( Book )

22 editions published between 2011 and 2018 in Italian and held by 106 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

It all starts on the one-hundredth birthday of Allan Karlsson. Sitting quietly in his room in an old people's 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 Allan's 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, feel-good book for all ages
Hitman Anders and the meaning of it all by Jonas Jonasson( Recording )

17 editions published in 2016 in English and held by 103 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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 forms 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
De zonderlinge avonturen van het geniale bommenmeisje by Jonas Jonasson( Recording )

2 editions published in 2014 in Dutch and held by 103 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Een Zuid-Afrikaanse vrouw belandt met een per ongeluk gefabriceerde atoombom in Zweden
The one hundred year old man climbed out the window and disappeared by Jonas Jonasson( Book )

3 editions published between 2012 and 2014 in English and held by 88 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sitting quietly in his room in an old people's home, Allan Karlsson is waiting for a party he doesn't want to begin. His one-hundredth birthday party to be precise. The Mayor will be there. The press will be there. But, as it turns out, Allan will not ... Escaping (in his slippers) through his bedroom window, into the flowerbed, Allan makes his getaway. And so begins his picaresque and unlikely journey involving a suitcase full of cash, a few thugs, a very friendly hot-dog stand operator, a few deaths, an elephant and incompetent police. As his escapades unfold, Allan's earlier life is revealed. A life in which - remarkably - he played a key role behind the scenes in some of the momentous events of the twentieth century. The One Hundred-Year-Old Man Who Climbed Out the Window and Disappeared is a charming, warm and funny novel, beautifully woven with history and politics
De 100-jarige man die uit het raam klom en verdween by Jonas Jonasson( Book )

1 edition published in 2011 in Dutch and held by 81 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Op zijn honderdste verjaardag ontvlucht een man het door hem zo gehate bejaardencentrum en ontvreemdt bij het busstation een zware koffer die gevuld blijkt te zijn met zwart geld
El abuelo que saltó por la ventana y se largó by Jonas Jonasson( Book )

16 editions published between 2009 and 2015 in Spanish and held by 80 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Momentos antes de que empiece la pomposa celebración de su centésimo cumpleaños, Allan Karlsson decide que nada de eso va con él. Vestido con su mejor traje y unas pantuflas, se encarama a una ventana y se fuga de la residencia de ancianos en la que vive, dejando plantados al alcalde y a la prensa local. Sin saber adónde ir, se encamina a la estación de autobuses, el único sitio donde es posible pasar desapercibido. Allí, mientras espera la llegada del primer autobús, un joven le pide que vigile su maleta, con la mala fortuna de que el autobús llega antes de que el joven regrese y Allan, sin pensarlo dos veces, se sube con la maleta, ignorante de que en el interior de ésta se apilan, ¡santo cielo!, millones de coronas de dudosa procedencia. Pero Allan Karlsson no es un abuelo fácil de amilanar. A lo largo de su centenaria vida ha tenido un montón de experiencias de lo más singulares: desde inverosímiles encuentros con personajes como Franco, Stalin o Churchill, hasta amistades comprometedoras como la esposa de Mao, pasando por actividades de alto riesgo como ser agente de la CIA o ayudar a Oppenheimer a crear la bomba atómica. Sin embargo, esta vez, en su enésima aventura, cuando creía que con su jubilación había llegado la tranquilidad, está a punto de poner todo el país patas arriba. La edición en castellano de esta novela llega precedida de un éxito arrollador en toda Europa. Casi dos millones de ejemplares vendidos --de los cuales más de un millón en Suecia, donde fue Libro del Año y Premio de los Libreros-- y presente en las listas de libros más vendidos en Italia, Francia y Alemania, país donde ocupa el puesto número uno al día de hoy, demuestran que estamos ante una rara avis. Jonasson ha urdido una historia extremadamente audaz e ingeniosa, capaz de sorprender constantemente al lector, pero el verdadero regalo es su personaje protagonista, Allan Karlsson, un hombre de un maravilloso sentido común, un abuelo sin prejuicios que no está dispuesto #a renunciar al placer de vivir
 
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Jonas Jonasson

Jonas Jonasson écrivain et journaliste suédois

Jonas Jonasson Escritor e xornalista sueco

Jonas Jonasson giornalista e scrittore svedese

Jonas Jonasson periodista i escriptor suec

Jonas Jonasson schwedischer Journalist und Schriftsteller

Jonas Jonasson sveda ĵurnalisto kaj verkisto

Jonas Jonasson švédský spisovatel, novinář, mediální konzultant a televizní producent

Jonas Jonasson svensk journalist og forfatter

Jonas Jonasson Swedish journalist and writer

Jonas Jonasson szwedzki pisarz i dziennikarz

Jonas Jonasson Zweeds journalist

Jonasonas Jonasas

Jonasson , Pär-Ola

Jonasson, Pär-Ola 1961-

Jonasson, Pär Ola Jonas 1961-

Jonasson, Per Ola, 1961-....

Jonassonas Jonasas

Junason, Junas 1961-

Jūnasons, Jūnass 1961-

Qiaonasen, Qiaonasi 1961-

Yonason, Yonas 1961-

Yonason, Yonasŭ, 1961-

Yuenasong, Yuenasi 1961-

Yūnāsūn, Yūnās 1961-

Йонас Юнассон

Юнас Юнасон

Юнасон, Юнас 1961-

Юнассон, Юнас 1961-

יונס יונסון

יונסון, יונס 1961-

يوناسون، يوناس، 1961-

یوناس یوناسن ژورنالیست و نویسنده سوئدی

요나손, 요나스

요나손, 요나스 1961-

요나스 요나손

ヨナス・ヨナソン

ヨナソン, ヨナス

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