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The Wonderful Adventures of Nils

The Wonderful Adventures of Nils

By: Selma Lagerlöf

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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.

Reprint of the Doubleday, Page & Company, New York, 1907 edition.
AvailabilityUsually ships in 24 to 48 hours
ISBN 100486286118
ISBN 139780486286112
Author/EditorSelma Lagerlöf
FormatBook
Grade level3 - 8 (ages 8 - 14)
Page Count240
Dimensions5 1/2 x 8 1/2

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