Karsten's mom comes home late from work one day, and she has a surprise … a kitten! Golden brown with a block spot around one eye – almost like a pirate! ‘What do you want to name him?’ his big sister Siri asks. ‘Maybe Buster?’ Mom recommends. ‘Or Messi?’ says Dad. ‘The world's best football player!’ ‘No,’ Karsten says. ‘I want him to be called … LEO! That's a good name for a lion, and I hope he'll become best friends with Lion Cub.’
Tor Åge Bringsværd (b. 1939) has a considerable body of work. He has received many prizes, including the Critics' Prize, the Riverton Prize, the Aschehoug Prize, the Dobloug Prize, the Riksmål Prize and the Ibsen Prize. His works have been translated into 23 languages and his theatrical pieces have been staged in twelve countries. Bringsværd writes for all ages.