The Wonderful Adventures of Nils by Selma Lagerlöf

The Wonderful Adventures of Nils

Written by Selma Lagerlöf
Illustrated by Olivier Latyk

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Selma Lagerlöf’s story of Nils, the mischievous young boy shrunk to the size of a thumb when he gets on the wrong side of an elf, is a classic in Sweden and this much shortened version of his epic adventures will excite many young readers in this country. Nils and his animal friends are wonderful characters, no young reader will be able to resist Akka from Kebnekaise, the wild geese leader. Not only does the book contain 22 different episodes, perfect bedtime reading, but each is accompanied by striking, atmospheric illustrations and exquisite die-cut pages. There’s even a map at the very back so that readers can follow Nils’s journey around Sweden. An unusual and unusually beautiful book. ~ Andrea Reece

***For many years a picture of Nils Holgersson on the back of a goose in flight appeared on the reverse side of the Swedish 20 krona banknote (only recently was he replaced by Pippi Longstocking!)


The Wonderful Adventures of Nils by Selma Lagerlöf

When Nils makes the mistake of teasing an elf, he is bewitched and shrunk to a thumb size. He takes off on the back of a young goosey-gander, named Morten, for a wonderful journey among the wild geese.

This exquisitely illustrated book, written by Nobel prize in Literature winner Selma Lagerlof and illustrated by renowned illustrator Olivier Latyk, incorprates die-cut pages with a fresh and playful narrative adapted from a Swedish children's classic.

Kochka's modern and playful narrative honours the Swedish children's classic at the same time as delightfully introducing this humorous and exciting tale to a whole new, young audience.

This book is ideal for the Christmas period with soft winter scenes with a gift-book quality.

About the Author

Selma Lagerlöf (1858 – 1940) was the first female writer to win the Nobel Prize in Literature.

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Book Info


64 pages
Interest Age: From 5


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words & pictures an imprint of Aurum Press Ltd

Publication date

15th September 2016




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