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The Wonderful Adventures of Nils (1906)

by Selma Lagerlöf

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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.



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Great to read again after 45 years! Surprisingly modern ecological and nostalgic theme. ( )
  stef7sa | Jan 5, 2017 |
Maybe if I can find it on e-reader I'll try again, but the library copy is huge & heavy and not sufficiently mesmerizing. I read a fair bit, put it down, and could not make myself pick it up again.
  Cheryl_in_CC_NV | Jun 5, 2016 |
As far as I remember, I had to read this in the primary school and I didn't like it.
  drakonas | Jan 23, 2016 |
Cuando una persona está en orden con Dios, con la naturaleza y con la vida sólo puede escribir cosas buenas y maravillosas como este extraordinario libro. Selma Lagerlof es definitivamente mi autora favorita de todos los tiempos. ( )
  darioha | Sep 28, 2015 |
Nils was my friend and hero, when I was eleven or twelve years old. For playing dirty tricks I was punished like any other child in the fifties. Instead of the cane sometimes I would have preferred being changed in a dwarf and going anywhere. Later on, as a bookseller, I came to know, that a real boy named Nils Holgersson lived a couple of years with Selma Lagerlöf. He did not fulfill her expectations as to education, became a construction worker and emigrated to America.
  hbergander | Feb 16, 2014 |
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Author nameRoleType of authorWork?Status
Lagerlöf, Selmaprimary authorall editionsconfirmed
Baumhauer, H.Illustratorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Díez, RolandoPrefacesecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Heijden, Elina van derTranslatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Jongeneel, WivecaTranslatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Klaiber-Gottschau, PaulineTranslatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Lybeck, BertilIllustratorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Schulz, WilhelmIllustratorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Thönissen, UteIllustratorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
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