The Wonderful Adventures of Nils (Dover Children's Classics)

By: Lagerlof, Selma; Kliros, Thea [illustrator]; Howard, Velma Swanston [translator]

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New paperback book copy titled The Wonderful Adventures of Nils by Selma Lagerlof. Illustrations by Thea Kliros. Unabridged Dover (1995) republication of the English translation by Velma Swanston Howard originally published by Doubleday, Page and Company, New York, 1907. Dover Children's Classics. Summary: Selfish and lazy, fourteen year old Nils learns kindness and wisdom after he is bewitched into an elf sized boy and carried off by a barnyard goose to join the migration of wild geese across Sweden to Lapland. Mineola NY: Dover Publications, Inc. 240 pages. 5.5 x 8.5 inches, 22 cm. List price 11.95.Always! Free Standard Shipping in USA!


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Winner of the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1909 -- the first woman to be so honored -- Swedish novelist Selma Lagerl f (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.

Title: The Wonderful Adventures of Nils (Dover Children's Classics)

Author/Composer: Lagerlof, Selma; Kliros, Thea [illustrator]; Howard, Velma Swanston [translator]

Categories: Ages 8 to 12 Years,

Edition: Reprint

Publisher: Dover Publications: 1995-06-13

ISBN Number: 0486286118

ISBN Number 13: 9780486286112

Binding: Paperback

Book Condition: New

Jacket Condition: No Jacket

Type: Paperback

Seller ID: 011721

Keywords: Juvenile Literature, Swedish Authors, Stories Sweeden, Selma Lagerloff, Thea Kilros, Velma Swanston Howard, Adventures of Nils, 0486286118, 9780486286112,