The Wonderful Adventures Of Nils

nilsNils teases an elf, is bewitched, and is turned into a thumb-size Thumbletot. He makes friends with a wise goose named Martin and together they travel all over the provinces of Sweden. The book was originally a commission from the Swedish National Teachers Association in 1902 to be a geography reader for the public schools. The story is still popular in Swedish culture. The text is simple and playful and the glorious illustrations incorporate intricate papercut pages. mjw
Title: The Wonderful Adventures Of Nils
Author: Selma Lagerlof (1858-1940), adapted y Kochka
: Olivier Latyk
: Words and Pictures, an imprint of Quarto Publishing, CA
: 2016
Original Language
: Swedish
Original Title
: Nils Holgerssons underbara resa genom Sverige
Original Copyright
: 1906
: 978-1-91027-719-5
Hardcover pages
: 64
Age range
: 8-12
: Fiction, Fantasy
Book setting
: Sweden
Author’s ethnicity
: Swedish
Adapter’s ethnicity:  born in Lebanon
Adapter’s residence:  France
Illustrator’s ethnicity
: French
Illustrator’s residence
: Strasbourg
: Selma Lagerlof was the first female to win the Nobel Prize in Literature
: Ducks and other waterfowl, Europe, Geese, Fantasy, Sweden

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