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Nils: The Wonderful Adventures of Nils / The Further Adventures of Nils Holgersson BONUS Ten New Pages About Selma Lagerlof And Sweden Added Three Landscape Photos Included Selma Lagerlof Is Best Known In America And Worldwide For Her Masterpiece Children S Stories NILS The Wonderful Adventures Of Nils And The Further Adventures Of Nils Holgersson Originally Commissioned By The Swedish National Teachers Society To Teach Introductory Geography To Young Swedish Schoolchildren, These Adventures, First Published In , Take Flight When Nils, A Swedish Imp, Is Magically Reduced To Elfin Size, Gets Astride A Gander Who Joins A Flock Of Wild Geese That Fly A Route Covering The Significant Geographical And Historical Sites Of All Of Sweden Along The Way, They Encounter The Consequential Elements Of Survival, Both Socially And Environmentally Predator And Victim, Friend And Foe, The Land And Its Users Told In A Series Of Narratives, These Adventures Demonstrate This Nobel Prize Winning Author S Skill At Defining The Sublime In Simple, Everyday Existence Much Of Selma Lagerlof S Work Is Rooted In Her Childhood Experiences At The Ancestral Home, Marbacka In Her Memories Of Marbacka, She Recounts The Flight Of One Of Marbacka S Ganders Who Joins A Flock Of Wild Geese And Returns During The Next Seasonal Migration, Proudly Bringing New Family And Friends To Share The Domestic Trough, Only To Come To A Horrific End At The Hands Of The Wicked Housekeeper The Emergence Of These Childhood Impressions Coupled With Adult Wisdom Suggests The Appeal Of The Adventures Of Nils To Both Children And Adults Family And Household Staff Were A Source Of Entertainment And Amusement The Imaginative Enchantment Of Storytelling Was A Main Diversion Of The Many Concerns In These Adventures Still Appropriate Today Is That Of The Environment Expressed By The Wild Goose If You Have Learned Anything At All From Us, Thumbietot, You No Longer Think That The Humans Should Have The Whole Earth To Themselves, Remember You Have A Large Country And You Can Easily Afford To Leave A Few Bare Rocks, A Few Shallow Lakes And Swamps, A Few Desolate Cliffs And Remote Forests To Us Poor, Dumb Creatures, Where We Can Be Allowed To Live In Peace This Combined Edition, From Translations Of The Two Adventures, Is Sixth In A Series Of Reprints From Penfield Books Of The Works Of Selma Lagerlof Others Include Invisible Links, Girl From The Marsh Croft, Memories Of Marbacka, Scandinavian Kings And Queens Revised Version Soon To Be Released , And Gosta Berling S Saga Forthcoming Is Words Of Love And Wisdom By Selma Lagerlof, A Book Of Selected Excerpts From Her Major Works

  • Paperback
  • 418 pages
  • Nils: The Wonderful Adventures of Nils / The Further Adventures of Nils Holgersson
  • Selma Lagerlöf
  • English
  • 14 April 2019
  • 1572160365

About the Author: Selma Lagerlöf

Selma Ottilia Lovisa Lagerl f 1858 1940 was a Swedish author In 1909 she became the first woman to ever receive the Nobel Prize in Literature, in appreciation of the lofty idealism, vivid imagination and spiritual perception that characterize her writings She later also became the first female member of the Swedish Academy Born in the forested countryside of Sweden she was told many of the classic Swedish fairytales, which she would later use as inspiration in her magic realist writings Since she for some of her early years had problems with her legs she was born with a faulty hip she would also spend a lot of time reading books such as the Bible.As a young woman she was a teacher in the southern parts of Sweden for ten years before her first novel G sta Berling s Saga was published As her writer career progressed she would keep up a correspondance with some of her former female collegues for almost her entire life Lagerl f never married and was almost certainly a lesbian she never officially stated that she was, but most later researchers believe this to be the case For many years her constant companion was fellow writer Sophie Elkan, with whom she traveled to Italy and the Middle East Her visit to Palestine and a colony of Christians there, would inspire her to write Jerusalem, her story of Swedish farmers converting into a evangelical Christian group and travelling to The American Colony in Jerusalem.Lagerl f was involved in both women issues as well as politics She would among other things help the Jewish writer Nelly Sachs to come to Sweden and donated her Nobel medal to the Finnish war effort against the Soviet union Outside of Sweden she s perhaps most widely known for her children s book Nils Holgerssons underbara resa genom Sverige The Wonderful Adventures of Nils.


10 thoughts on “Nils: The Wonderful Adventures of Nils / The Further Adventures of Nils Holgersson

  1. says:

    Cross curricular teaching and entertainment in one Nobel volume.These days, interdisciplinary projects and cross curricular interlinking of learning are all the fashion, and stressed teachers sigh in frustration over the tour de force of teaching not only their own subject, but of successfully implementing relevant connections to other areas as well in order to make learningmeaningful to an increasingly lazy, naughty and careless student body Some might think this is a recent issue both Cross curricular teaching and entertainment in one Nobel volume.These days, interdisciplinary projects and cross curricular interlinking of learning are all the fashion, and stressed teachers sigh in frustration over the tour de force of teaching not only their own subject, but of successfully implementing relevant connections to other areas as well in order to make learningmeaningful to an increasingly lazy, naughty and careless student body Some might think this is a recent issue both the emphasis on interdisciplinary learning, and the hopeless attitude of our youth Think again or read Selma Lagerl f, and you will be pleased to discover that a your interdisciplinary project combining a learning unit in geography, biology, history, literature, ethics, Nordic mythology and life skills is offered to you on a Nobel silver plate.b students have been lazy, naughty and prone to falling asleep over their chores or homework at least since 1906, when this novel was written to be used in the Swedish school system.Following young Nils Holgersson on his magical journey through the various landscapes of Sweden is a special experience, as it combines features of a fairy tale adventure with genuine geography and biology knowledge Nils is cursed by a Swedish house spirit, a tomte , for his cruel and treacherous behaviour, and is turned into a a tiny tomte himself Deprived of his physical superiority, he faces the animals on his parents farm, whom he has treated in a particularly nasty way He discovers that he has received the ability to understand their communication as a compensation for his lost power, and he has to hear some unpleasant opinions about himself, as well as protect himself against the mistreated animals righteous anger Fleeing the farm on the back of a goose, he travels through all of Sweden The journey widens his perspective and broadens his mind, and the hardship he faces makes him grow as a human being, despite or because of his tiny size He learns to respect nature and living creatures by slowly gaining deeper understanding of the diversity of lifeforms in Sweden He returns homecaring and knowledgeable, and vows to be a better leader of the environment for which he is responsible The curse is gone, and he resumes his human shape.Apart from the purely subject related content, offering a panorama of Swedish flora and fauna, it is a universal story of power and responsibility, and of the importance of knowledge to develop empathy To respect others, you need to know about their situation, and about their needs and feelings and customs.Recommended to teachers, students and learners for life

  2. says:

    This children s classic, published in 1906 by future Nobel Prize winner Selma Lagerl f, is so famous in Scandinavia that everyone knows the plot but until now I d never read it Nils Holgersson, a good for nothing kid in late nineteenth century Sk ne, angers the local tomte a kind of Swedish leprechaun , who magically transforms him into another tomte Nils, who s now the size of a thumb, is fortunately adopted by a flock of geese who take him to their summer nesting grounds in Lapland and bac This children s classic, published in 1906 by future Nobel Prize winner Selma Lagerl f, is so famous in Scandinavia that everyone knows the plot but until now I d never read it Nils Holgersson, a good for nothing kid in late nineteenth century Sk ne, angers the local tomte a kind of Swedish leprechaun , who magically transforms him into another tomte Nils, who s now the size of a thumb, is fortunately adopted by a flock of geese who take him to their summer nesting grounds in Lapland and back again En route, they conveniently traverse all of Sweden, giving the author ample opportunity for an extended series of geography lessons It sounded dull, but I was pleased to discover that in fact it s nothing of the kind The geography is always firmly in the service of the narrative, the lead characters are well drawn, and the style is moving and poetic But what surprised me most was that I d never heard how it came to be written.According to the introduction, the author s original inspiration was a terrible story she had heard from her grandmother about an incident that had occurred when the grandmother was herself a little girl There was a white goose on the farm, and one spring day he took it into his head to fly off with a flock of wild geese who were passing by The family was of course sure they would never see him again But many months later, Selma s grandmother was astonished to see that the goose had returned And he was not alone during the summer, he had found a mate, a beautiful grey goose, and they were accompanied by half a dozen little goslings Delighted, Selma s grandmother led the goose family to the barn, where they could eat from the trough with the other fowl She closed the door so that they wouldn t fly off again, and ran to tell her stepmother The stepmother said nothing She just took out the little knife she used for slaughtering geese and an hour later there was not one goose left alive in the barn For me, this resonated with what many other people also find the most memorable episode in the book One night, Nils is woken by a stork, who says that if he follows him he will show him something important They fly to the seashore, where there is a strange city, quite unlike anything one would expect to find on the Swedish coast Nils goes in through the huge gate and discovers people dressed in rich clothes from a bygone age No one seems to notice him at first He finds his way to the merchants quarter People are selling all kinds of precious goods embroidered silks and satins, gold ornaments, glittering jewels And now he realizes that the merchants can see him They are holding out their wares to him, offering all these treasures Nils tries to make them understand that he could never afford any of it, he is a poor boy But they persist, and using gestures tell him that he can have anything he wants, if he can just give them one small copper coin He searches his pockets over and over again but finds they are empty In the end, he leaves the city, and when he turns round again it has disappeared It is the lost city of the sea traders, explains the stork They were drowned beneath the waves long ago, but once every hundred years they come back for a single night The legend is that if they can sell a single thing to a mortal, they will be allowed to return to the world but they never do Nils feels his heart is going to break He could so easily have saved all these good people and their city, but he has failed them.It seemed to me that both stories expressed the same feeling with quite unusual clarity If only

  3. says:

    There are three very good reasons to read this book the author is first woman ever to win a Nobel Prize, it appears on Le Monde list of best books of 20th century And the fact that the protagonist s picture appears on 20 Swedish krona banknotes The talking animal surpass those of Kipling s Jungle Book in detail and characterization, and they are also talking about such subjects like deforestation and industrialisation And there is additional flavour of histories, local folktales and legends.

  4. says:

    The Wonderful Adventure of Nils Holgersson, is a Swedish children s classic Published in 1906, the book actually resulted from a commission from the National Teachers Association to write a geography reader Author Selma Lagerlof apparently spent three years studying Nature and also investigating folklore and legends from around the country, before writing this book.The story itself involves a fourteen year old boy called Nils who is a bit lazy and naughty Amongst the mischief he gets up to The Wonderful Adventure of Nils Holgersson, is a Swedish children s classic Published in 1906, the book actually resulted from a commission from the National Teachers Association to write a geography reader Author Selma Lagerlof apparently spent three years studying Nature and also investigating folklore and legends from around the country, before writing this book.The story itself involves a fourteen year old boy called Nils who is a bit lazy and naughty Amongst the mischief he gets up to is the rather unpleasant way he likes to hurt animals on his family farm One day, he is left home to memorise Bible chapters and then falls asleep Waking, he sees a gnome, which he traps Eventually, he is also turned into a gnome and able to talk to animals With wild geese flying over the farm, a farm goose attempts to fly off with them and, when Nils grabs hold, the two of them end up on an adventure This book involves a lot of the history and natural world of Sweden, which is a beautiful country At just over 270 pages and with an illustration at the beginning of each chapter, this is certainly a book for thefluent child reader although it is also delightful to read aloud It has a lovely, hardback cover, with pictures of flying geese and is an unusual story It reminded me a little of BB and his, The Little Grey Men go Down the Bright Stream, if not in the actual storyline, but in the way the countryside and natural beauty was so integral to the book A lovely novel for adults and children

  5. says:

    This book will give you so much How is it that Swedish writers always find the right words for expressing children s thoughts and feelings Lagerl f does a great job, not only in describing the Swedish landscape, but also in describing and telling Nils story It is a wonderful piece of literature and should be read to every child You can learn a lot from Nils Holgersson It deals with topics different to speak about, like death, sickness or growing up And while writing about it in such a uni This book will give you so much How is it that Swedish writers always find the right words for expressing children s thoughts and feelings Lagerl f does a great job, not only in describing the Swedish landscape, but also in describing and telling Nils story It is a wonderful piece of literature and should be read to every child You can learn a lot from Nils Holgersson It deals with topics different to speak about, like death, sickness or growing up And while writing about it in such a unique manner, she manages to teach children values like friendship and trust Absolutely adored it

  6. says:

    A big book, but full of nice stories of the wonderful adventures of Nils, a boy who was turned tiny and went on a trip on his goose or was it a duck, I can t remember But what I do remember is that the book had some magical stories to tell Especially loved the one with the magical city and the one with the deer.

  7. says:

    I was about 10 years old, and looking for something to read on a quiet Sunday afternoon in summer, when I ran across a battered and faded copy of The Wonderful Adventures of Nils Originally published in Sweden in 1906 7, it tells the story of a naughty farmer s lad who has what we would today call attitude, toward his parents, toward farming, and toward the animals on the farm He s a terror, in short, and his parents despair of him An elf turns him into a tiny version of himself just go with I was about 10 years old, and looking for something to read on a quiet Sunday afternoon in summer, when I ran across a battered and faded copy of The Wonderful Adventures of Nils Originally published in Sweden in 1906 7, it tells the story of a naughty farmer s lad who has what we would today call attitude, toward his parents, toward farming, and toward the animals on the farm He s a terror, in short, and his parents despair of him An elf turns him into a tiny version of himself just go with it , and he s nearly eaten, crushed, or lost hundreds of times on his subsequent journeys around Sweden in the company of a marvelous flock of geese Of course he learns wonderful lessons along the way, about himself, the animals and birds that suddenly loom much larger in his life, and the land he travels through Lagerlof was an early environmentalist, as well as an intellectual with theories about bringing up children, and a deep knowledge of Sweden s geography I was entranced, and tore through the book on that long, rainy afternoon Then, over the years, I forgot about Nils, until a combination of Sunday, rain, and the search for a good book brought back a faint memory Google did the rest, and I was delighted to find that the book is still in print, though hardly a bestseller.Too bad It s quite brilliant, and while it was originally written to teach Swedish schoolchildren about geography, the descriptions of the places never get in the way of a good story It s perfect for your 8 10 year old s bedtime reading aloud, though be warned that it contains real peril, death, and something of an education in the hard life of people making a living from the land It s a book to raise your child s sights, imagination, and IQ

  8. says:

    There s so much to the world of reading, sigh And I continue to exploreaspects of Children s Literature In The Wonderful Adventures of Nils, Selma Lagerlof has created a slow, mindful book that draws you into a world of adventure, fun, and learning Initially, I found the pace of the book a bit slow, and thought it might be boring But I caught myself just in time we are usd to fast paced action thriller of novels we are not used to mindful novels This is one of those This book There s so much to the world of reading, sigh And I continue to exploreaspects of Children s Literature In The Wonderful Adventures of Nils, Selma Lagerlof has created a slow, mindful book that draws you into a world of adventure, fun, and learning Initially, I found the pace of the book a bit slow, and thought it might be boring But I caught myself just in time we are usd to fast paced action thriller of novels we are not used to mindful novels This is one of those This book invites you to just sit back with a cup of tea and fall in love with Thumbietot and Goosey Gander, marvel at Sweden s gorgeous landscape described so poetically by Lagerlof, and just think of reading the way it would have been before smartphones and the Internet bombarded us with shortened attention spans

  9. says:

    Wonderful fantasy book for children or anyone who has not already read it I read it several times over the last 70 years.

  10. says:

    Sometimes its the perspective of a child that gives adults much needed clarity Without hyperbole, metaphors or euphemisms, this wonderful tale of adventure manages to show the complexity of nature and the abuse nature has gone through in the hands of humans Selma Lagerl f writes story about a boy who isn t always very nice and one day annoys an elf enough to get himself hit by a spell the boy, Nils, can now understand animals and birds along with turning into a very tiny person He travels a Sometimes its the perspective of a child that gives adults much needed clarity Without hyperbole, metaphors or euphemisms, this wonderful tale of adventure manages to show the complexity of nature and the abuse nature has gone through in the hands of humans Selma Lagerl f writes story about a boy who isn t always very nice and one day annoys an elf enough to get himself hit by a spell the boy, Nils, can now understand animals and birds along with turning into a very tiny person He travels across the country Sweden on the back of a gander and understands the nature through the eyes of birds Thw wonderful adventures of Nils is definitely one of the best books I ve read this year

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