The Wonderful Adventures of Nils

Selma Lagerlöf

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The Wonderful Adventures of Nils is a classic Swedish children's book written by Selma Lagerlöf. It tells the story of a mischievous boy, Nils Holgersson, who, after being shrunk to miniature size by a magical elf, embarks on a series of adventures across Sweden on the back of a goose. Throughout his journey, Nils learns valuable lessons about nature, geography, and the importance of empathy and cooperation. The book is known for its rich descriptions of the Swedish countryside and its blend of fantasy and educational elements. The book was originally published in English in two volumes, in this edition, The Wonderful Adventures of Nils and Further Adventures of Nils are presented as a single combined story.

This book has 154,697 words, 309 pages in the PDF version, and was originally published in 1907. This translation by Velma Swanston Howard was originally published in 1911.

Production notes: This ebook of The Wonderful Adventures of Nils was published by Global Grey on the 23rd February 2024. The artwork used for the cover is 'Autumnal Mood' by Helmer Osslund.

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