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November 7, 2020 at 4:37 PM #12102Hilda DuffGuest
The Wonderful Adventures of Nils
(Nils Holgersson, #1)
by Selma Lagerlöf, Thea Kliros, Velma Swanston Howard
- ISBN: 9780486286112 (0486286118)
- Release date: June 13, 1995
- Author: Selma Lagerlöf, Thea Kliros, Velma Swanston Howard
- Characters: Dunfin, Clement Larsson, Smirre Fox, Morten Goosey-gander, Thumbietot
- Genres: classics, fiction, fantasy, childrens, adventure, sweden, animals
- Language: english
- Publisher: Dover Publications
- Format: paperback, 240 pages
- Places: Västra Vemmenhög, Sweden, Karlskrona
- Series: Nils Holgersson, #1
About The Book
Winner of the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1909 — the first woman to be so honored — Swedish novelist Selma Lagerlöf (1858 — 1940) was a gifted storyteller whose writings were often tinged with the supernatural and rooted in the sagas and legends of her homeland.
She secured her reputation as a children’s-book author with The Wonderful Adventures of Nils, long considered a masterpiece of children’s literature. Written at the request of Swedish school authorities and first published in 1906, it is the enchanting and remarkably original tale of Nils Holgersson, a mischievous boy of 14 who is changed by an elf into a tiny being able to understand the speech of birds and animals.
Brilliantly weaving fact and fiction into a breathtaking and beautiful fable, the story recounts Nils’s adventures as he is transported over the countryside on the back of a goose. From this vantage point, Nils witnesses a host of events that provide young readers with an abundance of information about nature, geography, folklore, animal life, and more.
Reset in easy-to-read type and enhanced with 10 new illustrations, this inexpensive, unabridged edition will bring new generations of readers under the magical spell of a timeless classic.
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