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The Wonderful Adventures of Nils -- which is the work of Sweden's greatest fiction writer -- was first published in Stockholm, in December, 1906. Lagerlöf wrote it after a commission from the National Teachers' Association to write a reader for the public schools. She devoted three years to Nature study and to familiarizing herself with animal and bird life; she sought out ...more
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Published 1981 by Bonniers juniorförlag (first published 1907)
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Esraa
نيلز (باليابانية: ニルスのふしぎな旅)
فكرتني بـ كافكا علي الشاطيء

" مغامَرات نِلز العجيب " كانت بداية معرفتي بِالكاتبة السويدية سلمي لاجرلوف
ذائعة الصيت , زادت شُهرتها بعد ما حصلت علي جائزة نوبل العالمية للآداب لعام 1909 ميلادياً ..
و الحقيقة كانت هي أول سيدة تحصُل علي هذة الجائزة وأول سويدية كمان
الحكاية كبيرة بقَه .. هحكيهالكوا ^_^
وصلتها رسالة من الإتحاد الوطني للمدرسين في السويد ، بتقول فيما معناه :
(( إنهمـ عاوزينها تكتب "كتاب مدرسي " يستمتع بيه الأطفال في الدراسة ، و من خلالُه يعرفوا جغرافية بلادهم ،وي
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Nick
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 ...more
Elsje
Deze vakantie las ik onder andere ons maandboek van Selma Lagerlöf - Niels Holgerssons wonderbare reis. Dit boek won de Nobelprijs voor de literatuur in 1909, bijna een eeuw geleden dus. Deels in zonnig Zeeland, de rest in al even zonnig New York. Om me van daar te verplaatsen naar het Zweden van begin 20e eeuw was niet moeilijk!

Het verhaal is in twee zinnen samen te vatten: dierenpestend rotjochie uit het zuiden van Zweden wordt in een kabouter veranderd en zal pas weer in een jongen terug word
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Miguel Soto
Hace tiempo supe que existía una historia acerca de un niño que viajaba sobre un pato. Nunca supe más detalle, cómo viajaban, si el pato era gigante o el niño pequeño, en qué territorios se movían o por qué lo hacían. Luego supe que tal historia era conocida como el viaje de Nils Holgersson. Más adelante me topé con un ejemplar y me decidí a leerlo. Me costó mucho trabajo al principio, me parecía lento y creo que la doble columna de Porrúa no me ayudaba mucho.

Poco a poco le fui tomando gusto, me
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Hikari
Nils Holgerssons wunderbare Reise von Selma Lagerlöf, illustriert von Lars Klinting ist ein schönes Kinderbuch mit wundervollen Bildern. Das Buch, das ich gelesen habe, hat nur einen Umfang von 92 Seiten und ist zum einen stark gekürzt (die originalen Versionen haben bis zu 400 Seiten) und zum anderen ist das Buch für die jüngeren Kinder gedacht. Das Original soll düsterer, kritischer und ernster sein. Dies hier ist jedoch auch für die Kleineren geeignet, es ist zwar mitunter spannend, aber es g ...more
Susan
Wonderful fantasy book for children or anyone who has not already read it. I read it several times over the last 70 years.
Mae
It's about a boy whose mammy and daddy are gone away for a day. The boy finds a leprechaun while he is eating in the garden. The leprechaun makes him as small as a bird. Then the boy finds a goose, and the goose says that he has lost the other geese. The boy says he will fly along on the goose's back and help it find the others. They have a lot of adventures together. They even find a bear's cave. The boy falls in. The goose throws a rope in to rescue him, and the boy climbs up on the rope. Anot ...more
Megen
I read this for a Scandinavian Children's Literature class in college (surprisingly, one of the best classes I've ever had--thanks Elizabeth for suggesting it). I read several really interesting books in this class and this one is the story of a Swedish boy, Nils, who sees the whole of Sweden and learns about Swedish geography while flying on top a goose. It was originally commissioned by the National Teachers Association as a geography reader for the public schools. I wish the American school s ...more
Jenny
Part fairy tale, part an imaginative wander around Sweden and its natural history. Initially written for school children it paid great attention to the ecology of different areas of that country. Yet you wouldn't know it. Woven around the adventures of a young boy who was turned elf-size for not keeping a promise, and who goes on to follow a flock of geese in their travels. It was written in 1909 and the author was the first woman to win the Nobel Prize for Literature. Very cleverly written. Age ...more
Esraa


نيلز (باليابانية: ニルスのふしぎな旅)
فكرتني بـ كافكا علي الشاطيء

" مغامَرات نِلز العجيب " كانت بداية معرفتي بِالكاتبة السويدية سلمي لاجرلوف
ذائعة الصيت , زادت شُهرتها بعد ما حصلت علي جائزة نوبل العالمية للآداب لعام 1909 ميلادياً ..
و الحقيقة كانت هي أول سيدة تحصُل علي هذة الجائزة وأول سويدية كمان
الحكاية كبيرة بقَه .. هحكيهالكوا ^_^
وصلتها رسالة من الإتحاد الوطني للمدرسين في السويد ، بتقول فيما معناه :
(( إنهمـ عاوزينها تكتب "كتاب مدرسي " يستمتع بيه الأطفال في الدراسة ، و من خلالُه يعرفوا جغرافية بلادهم ،وي
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Roberta
Davvero una bella favola, mi spiace non averla letta da bambina.
Parto subito con un dettaglio che non conoscevo e che si trova nell'introduzione: (view spoiler).
Il racconto ha tutti i dettagli della buona favola: il bambino che tratta mal
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Vivian
Imagine you have somehow shrunk to the size of an elf and have been carried away on the back of a goose, which begins a long and dangerous journey from which you hope to return.

My fourth grade teacher read this aloud as we happily worked on quiet art projects which occupied our hands and produced life-long keepsakes while at the same time being absorbed by the memorable adventures of a Norse-land boy.
Whitepixels
A children's classic written by Nobel Prize-winning author Selma Lagerlöf, about the journey of a boy (turned into a pixie) on the back of wild geese around Sweden. It is not only a great novel, but also a rich collection of fables and myths, and every page is filled with the author's love of her homeland and of animals. Back then I did not know that it had been written as a geography book for kids, but I followed Nils's journey on maps, and liked that I could identify the actual places. It is a ...more
Lucy
Чела съм я като малка, но е оставила много ярък спомен, какъвто малко книги от онова време са успели. Изключително оригинална и интересна.
Manny
It's very well known in Sweden, but somehow I've never read it!
Silvia Ribeiro
A wonderful picture of Sweden :)
Lucero Gil
excelente para niños
Cocodras
Leí una edición de 1921 de la editorial Cervantes. Hacía años que tenía ganas de leerlo, desde que vi la serie de dibujos cuando era muy pequeña. En mi memoria, no recuerdo el final.

El libro por una parte es maravilloso, la historia mágica del niño convertido en duende que viaja por todo el país madurando y ayudando a los demás. Pero por otra, se nota demasiado su carácter moralizante y eso a veces chirría.
Truehobbit
I found this children's classic a very enjoyable read.

Nils is a pretty nasty young lad, giving his parents on a farm in southern Sweden much headache. One day in spring, a pixie transforms him into a pixie, for punishment, and leaves him there. A group of wild geese, going north for the summer, tempts one of the farm geese to join them. Nils, trying to hold the gander back, is carried up into the air with him. From now on there's no way back - the two have to fly with the wild geese, earn their
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Georgiana 1792
Che meraviglioso libro di Geografia!

Vorrei essere stato un ragazzo svedese dei primi del Novecento per poter studiare su un libro così!
È un testo completo: non tratta solo la Geografia fisica, la flora e la fauna della Svezia, ma anche le tradizioni, il folklore e la geografia economica, con digressioni su tutti i settori, il primario, il secondario ed il terziario, il tutto narrato con un susseguirsi di storie che sembrano tratte da un libro di Favole di Esopo, leggende, racconti collaterali c
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Patricia Rodrigues
Este livro serviu de inspiração para uns desenhos animados, com o mesmo nome, que passaram na televisão algures nos anos 80. Confesso que adorava (e adoro) desenhos animados, e sei que os devo ter visto, no entanto não tenho qualquer recordação.
Mas voltando ao livro, que é por isso que aqui estou. Comprei-o por ter sido recomendado por um amigo, na feira da Fundação, que fui em Janeiro.
Como o título sugere, acompanhamos Nils, que após ter sido “reduzido” de tamanho, viaja com um ganso, na compan
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Sylvia
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Audrey
In a classic fairy-tale plot, Nils the feckless gooseboy offends a house elf who miniaturizes him. He promptly hops on the back of Morten goosey-gander and takes up with a flock of wild geese, adventuring and exploring the regions of Sweden. Lagerlöf wrote this originally to be a geography book about Sweden, and accordingly there are descriptions of the land, but she includes regional stories as well, as well as talking animals of all kinds. It reminds me of Black Beauty in the animal welfare st ...more
Tian
Dit flauwe verhaal (kwajongen wordt als straf omgetoverd tot een mini-wezen en reist mee met de wilde ganzen, op het einde komt alles goed) kon mij maar matig boeien, al lag dat volgens mij voor het grootste deel aan de tenenkrullende vertaling van Emmy Weehuizen, die met haar korte en kromme zinnen, vol met 'en toen en toen en toen' en 'opeens' alle vaart uit het verhaal weet te nemen. Dit boek krijgt een tweede kans, maar in een andere uitgave met een andere vertaler.
Michi
This is a very episodic story, but all the legends and fairy tales inserted in it don’t detract from it at all. The “instructional” geographic descriptions, however, are deadly boring and best skipped over, even though the book was apparently originally written to teach children geography.
Meikoningin
Read it in Dutch. Reviewed on FB.
"Nils Holgerssons wonderful travels through Sweden" as it is called in Swedish, is a real classic. The story is known in all corners of the literary world. It was actually written as a geography book and not as a piece of fiction. Nils Holgersson is being punished by a gnome because he had a foul mouth and is generally being unpleasant : he is turned into a gnome-sized boy himself and has to travel with a group of wild geese through Sweden. During this trip he ha
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Nicholas Whyte
http://nwhyte.livejournal.com/1951218.html







Nils is a Swedish boy who gets magically reduced in size and discovers that he can talk to animals, and has a bunch of adventures, some of which are morally improving and some of which are just adventures, mainly with geese though other animals get a look-in too. Lagerl��f, who was an early Nobel Prize winner, clearly loved the countryside and her writing is very sensitive to the rhythms of nature and the rural economy, and also somewhat anti-modernist.
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Jane
Once upon a time this book was on my compulsory reading list at school. I don't remember liking it very much, but at the time I was into fairytales, princes and princesses so that doesn't really count, does it?
Nilgun
Ich war 9 Jahre alt wo ich es als erstes gelesen habe heute hab ich es noch einmal und finde es immer noch so schön. Und ich erkannte jede Zeile schon Bevor lesen, so gut eingeprägt war es.
Clara
Nice story, but too long descriptions of swedish landscape.
As it was written for swedish pupils with the aim that they learn something about the history and landscape of their country, I can't really call this a negative fact. I have to admit that Selma Lagerlöf combined really well the learning aspect with the interesting story so that the children still have fun while reading.
Besides, the story gives you a funny fantastic view on brants, foxes, swans and all the other animals mentionned in the
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Selma Ottilia Lovisa Lagerlöf 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.

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