Did you hear the news about the boy who disappeared? No one knows what happened to him ... except me. Young Karl leaves behind his unhappy life as an unwanted foster child to escape to Farawayland. There, he learns that his true name is Mio, and that he is the son of the King. But the kingdom is under threat. The evil Sir Kato is terrorising the land, and it has been foretold that Mio is the only one who can defeat him…. Originally published in Swedish in 1954, Astrid Lindgren’s tale of Mio became a worldwide children’s classic. It is celebrated in this heritage edition, complete with a new and faithful English translation.