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The Wonderful Adventures of Nils [Kindle Edition]

Selma Lagerloef , Velma Swanston Howard
4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (17 customer reviews)

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This book was converted from its physical edition to the digital format by a community of volunteers. You may find it for free on the web. Purchase of the Kindle edition includes wireless delivery.


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'Nil's travels give readers the opportunity to learn about Swedish towns, their inhabitants and traditions. This is one of Sweden's best-loved children's books.' -- Folk & Fairy Tales: A Book Guide, Booktrust, Winter 2004

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'Nil's travels give readers the opportunity to learn about Swedish towns, their inhabitants and traditions. This is one of Sweden's best-loved children's books.' -- Folk & Fairy Tales: A Book Guide, Booktrust, Winter 2004

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 531 KB
  • Print Length: 412 pages
  • Page Numbers Source ISBN: 1414290578
  • Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B008400BSO
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (17 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #17,058 Free in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Free in Kindle Store)
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10 of 10 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A perfect book 1 Feb. 2009
Format:Paperback|Verified Purchase
When I first read Nils Holgersson in Swedish I wondered, as a translator, what the style and the level of writing could be in other languages. If the German and French translations of this litterature masterpiece are remarkably good nothing compares with the 'tour de force' Velma Swanston Howard achieved. Hats off! The quality and the English level are rather high, which may make it somewhat difficult for children under 9 or 10 to read nowadays (rampant illiteracy being no piddling evil).
Nils' adventures are those any child could wish to experience, be it only in their dreams, and turn out to be a fantastic tool to learn Sweden's geography and mores in a very recreative way. The vocabulary of birds, trees and plants is quite rich and widens children's knowledge consequently. In short, an edifyng,teaching book which mingles fantasy, adventure, ecologial awareness, civic-mindedness (but fortunately not moralizing to the extreme, THAT would be boring !)with a freshness of style. Some good and salutary food for thought and dreams!
This book is the exact translation of the complete Swedish version (abridged in parts with the author's consent and approval at the turn of the century for the Swedish edition as it was sometimes too "stodgy" with all its geographical details). N.B. There is a shorter version for children aged 4 to 5 that makes them want to read the entire book later on their own wthout their parents' help or reading it aloud for them for bed-time.
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11 of 11 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars for young and old 3 Oct. 2002
Format:Paperback|Verified Purchase
It could be classed as a moral tale. It depicts a young lad transformed into an elf by his own fault. From then on the adventure starts, and what adventure! The whole of Sweden and its legends are depicted for you mixed in a fantastic thrilling story of Nils who has to face challenges in the company of geese.
The style is really gripping, the legends may be unknown to ppl outside Sweden but provide a marvellous background to the tale.
This was my first book that my mum read to me, and it remains a book that is worth reading and reading again.
Selma Lagerlof I believe won the Nobel Prize,she loved her country and wrote other books, but Nils has passed into history and if you do not know this endearing character yet... jump on this opportunity to read this book. You will not be disappointed if you want adventures.
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
By Vass
Format:Paperback|Verified Purchase
These reviews appear for all books with title The Wonderful Adventures of Nils, before you purchase make sure that you are buying the version that you really want, I have purchased both abridged and full editions, The abridged editions are not the original book (best suited to very young children)

click here for example of abridged shortened book - 96 pages

click here for example of unabridged original book - 219 pages

the page numbers are an indication of the type of book, in my opinion you will not find this book unabridged with less than about 200 pages.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A must-read 22 Feb. 1999
By A Customer
Format:Hardcover
Growing up in Sweden we had to read this book in the 4th grade and I wasn't too happy about it then. Now, almost 20 years later I've found my old copy of it again (in Swedish) and enjoyed this masterpiece like few other books. The story line as such is quite good and exciting for children, but I do feel that you need to be a bit older to fully appreciate the book as a whole.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars so,so 2 Jan. 2010
Format:Hardcover
This book was one of my first big books as a kid, so I wanted my kids to relive the enchantment and fascination I had experienced then. I shouldn't have gone for the low price, as this is a shortened version of the original and doesn't capture the real spirit of the story. Nice illustrations, easy to read but because of the abbreviation sometimes boring, enumerating the events. This didn't show in the insight you can have in the book before purchase, so I felt deceived in a way after. If you are looking for something short and don't know the original book, quit nice. Else, go for the real thing.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Excitement While Learning 15 May 2006
Format:Paperback
I can't remember when I first read this glorious book. Since then I've read hundreds of excellent books in the many years of my life but not one of them has made me forget - or has even dimmed - that first impression. Unfortunately, I've never been to Sweden but flying with Nils Holgersen over the varied landscapes from South to North I hugely enjoyed and absorbed their description, learned about life there and became familiar with some of the Swedish legends. What an excellent idea to present a wide range of knowledge of a country by means of the story of the adventurous journey of a bad little boy who had been punished by being turned into a goblin and on this journey recognized his faults and came back a better person! Wouldn't it be a good idea to bring children to know and love their own country by a similar method?
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5.0 out of 5 stars Classic Swedish folk tale 24 Mar. 2009
Format:Hardcover
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Classic Swedish folk tale, Nils is shrunk to a tiny size by a dwarf, and carried across Sweden by a flock of wild geese to their summer home in the far North.

Through many perils and exciting adventures, Nils wins the respect and love of the geese and finally returns home.

Beautifuly illustrated by H. Baumhauer.

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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars A books for all ages and times...
I read this book for the first tim when I was eight years old... I'm seventy now, and I still feel the magic of this wonderful Nobel prized writer! Read more
Published 4 months ago by Ronald Carvalho
5.0 out of 5 stars We both love it. A great classic for adults and children ...
I am reading it to my 6 year old. We both love it. A great classic for adults and children alike.
Published 5 months ago by allotmentvan
2.0 out of 5 stars didnt know that this book has no picture illustration at ...
didnt know that this book has no picture illustration at all. it is not very picture interesting book for small baby. more for teenagers.
Published 5 months ago by Yulan Shen
5.0 out of 5 stars The Wonderful Adventures of Nils
My children watched the series on TV in Germany. The loved to follow Nils and his Aventures with those wild geese.
Published 11 months ago by Sm Miles
5.0 out of 5 stars An excellent book
It's not an easy read, full of Swedish references. I loved the cartoon as a child that was based on this book, but never read the book. Read more
Published 12 months ago by L Walker
5.0 out of 5 stars The wonderful adventures of Niels by Selma Lagerlof
one of the best books of my childhood 70 years ago and still good today.
If only the publishers would bother to remember it and reduce the number of useless children books... Read more
Published 14 months ago by Mariana Tweedie
5.0 out of 5 stars A classic!
A lovely classic book that brought back lots of wonderful childhood memories, love the Kindle format, and for free!! Thank you Amazon!!!
Published 16 months ago by N. Nazeh
5.0 out of 5 stars Must have!
It's a book I've read as a child , so I decided to buy it for my 10 year old son. The book is interesting, but I think it is more appropriate for a younger age.
Published 22 months ago by diana
5.0 out of 5 stars Great Imaginative book
A fantastic book for kids, a tale of naughty children made good through the magical tales of Nils (now the size of an elf) traveling on the back of a goose, following their... Read more
Published on 21 Jan. 2013 by ottoj
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