• Family Oriented
  • Friendship
  • Kindness
  • Playfulness
  • Safety
  • Pedagogical
  • High Quality


  • 14 books published
  • The first Laban book was published in 1964
  • There are 7 films about Laban
  • Even toddlers can easily identify Laban and some of the other Tre Sandberg children’s characters such as “Lilla Anna”

The Little Ghost Godfrey

”The friendly ghost”

The Little Ghost Godfrey (Swedish: Lilla Spöket Laban) or ”the ghost who wouldn’t haunt”, is a Swedish children’s book character created by Inger and Lasse Sandberg. The first book about Laban was published in 1964.

The books revolve around the ghost Laban and his family: the Father ghost, the Mother ghost and Laban’s sister Labolina. Laban is a friendly character who doesn’t want to haunt and scare people. He lives in a castle where he is friends with the youngest prince. The setting is domestic and shows the everyday life of the characters.

The characters were created to help the creators’ son Nicklas get over his fear of ghosts as a child and has ben a success amongst parents trying to do the same thing to their children for decades.