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Winner of the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1909  — the first woman to be so honored — Swedish novelist Selma Lagerlöf (1858–1940) was a gifted storyteller whose writings were often tinged with the supernatural and rooted in the sagas and legends of her homeland.She secured her reputation as a children's-book author with  The Wonderful Adventures of Nils, long considered aWinner of the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1909  — the first woman to be so honored — Swedish novelist Selma Lagerlöf (1858–1940) was a gifted storyteller whose writings were often tinged with the supernatural and rooted in the sagas and legends of her homeland.She secured her reputation as a children's-book author with  The Wonderful Adventures of Nils, long considered a masterpiece of children's literature. Written at the request of Swedish school authorities and first published in 1906, it is the enchanting and remarkably original tale of Nils Holgersson, a mischievous boy of 14 who is changed by an elf into a tiny being able to understand the speech of birds and animals.Brilliantly weaving fact and fiction into a breathtaking and beautiful fable, the story recounts Nils's adventures as he is transported over the countryside on the back of a goose. From this vantage point, Nils witnesses a host of events that provide young readers with an abundance of information about nature, geography, folklore, animal life, and more.Reset in easy-to-read type and enhanced with 10 new illustrations, this inexpensive, unabridged edition will bring new generations of readers under the magical spell of a timeless classic....

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  • Lisa
    2018-12-03 01:24

    Cross-curricular teaching and entertainment in one Nobel volume.These days, interdisciplinary projects and cross-curricular interlinking of learning are all the fashion, and stressed teachers sigh in frustration over the tour de force of teaching not only their own subject, but of successfully implementing relevant connections to other areas as well in order to make learning more meaningful to an increasingly lazy, naughty and careless student body.Some might think this is a recent issue - both the emphasis on interdisciplinary learning, and the hopeless attitude of our youth. Think again - or read Selma Lagerlöf, and you will be pleased to discover that: a) your interdisciplinary project combining a learning unit in geography, biology, history, literature, ethics, Nordic mythology and life skills is offered to you on a Nobel silver plate.b) students have been lazy, naughty and prone to falling asleep over their chores or homework at least since 1906, when this novel was written to be used in the Swedish school system.Following young Nils Holgersson on his magical journey through the various landscapes of Sweden is a special experience, as it combines features of a fairy tale adventure with genuine geography and biology knowledge. Nils is cursed by a Swedish house spirit, a"tomte", for his cruel and treacherous behaviour, and is turned into a a tiny "tomte" himself. Deprived of his physical superiority, he faces the animals on his parents' farm, whom he has treated in a particularly nasty way. He discovers that he has received the ability to understand their communication as a compensation for his lost power, and he has to hear some unpleasant opinions about himself, as well as protect himself against the mistreated animals' righteous anger. Fleeing the farm on the back of a goose, he travels through all of Sweden. The journey widens his perspective and broadens his mind, and the hardship he faces makes him grow as a human being, - despite or because of his tiny size. He learns to respect nature and living creatures by slowly gaining deeper understanding of the diversity of lifeforms in Sweden. He returns home more caring and knowledgeable, and vows to be a better leader of the environment for which he is responsible. The curse is gone, and he resumes his human shape.Apart from the purely subject-related content, offering a panorama of Swedish flora and fauna, it is a universal story of power and responsibility, and of the importance of knowledge to develop empathy. To respect others, you need to know about their situation, and about their needs and feelings and customs.Recommended to teachers, students and learners for life!

  • Manny
    2018-11-27 19:24

    This children's classic, published in 1906 by future Nobel Prize winner Selma Lagerlöf, is so famous in Scandinavia that everyone knows the plot; but until now I'd never read it. Nils Holgersson, a good-for-nothing kid in late nineteenth century Skåne, angers the local tomte (a kind of Swedish leprechaun), who magically transforms him into another tomte. Nils, who's now the size of a thumb, is fortunately adopted by a flock of geese who take him to their summer nesting grounds in Lapland and back again. En route, they conveniently traverse all of Sweden, giving the author ample opportunity for an extended series of geography lessons. It sounded dull, but I was pleased to discover that in fact it's nothing of the kind. The geography is always firmly in the service of the narrative, the lead characters are well drawn, and the style is moving and poetic. But what surprised me most was that I'd never heard how it came to be written.According to the introduction, the author's original inspiration was a terrible story she had heard from her grandmother about an incident that had occurred when the grandmother was herself a little girl. There was a white goose on the farm, and one spring day he took it into his head to fly off with a flock of wild geese who were passing by. The family was of course sure they would never see him again. But many months later, Selma's grandmother was astonished to see that the goose had returned. And he was not alone; during the summer, he had found a mate, a beautiful grey goose, and they were accompanied by half a dozen little goslings. Delighted, Selma's grandmother led the goose family to the barn, where they could eat from the trough with the other fowl. She closed the door so that they wouldn't fly off again, and ran to tell her stepmother. The stepmother said nothing. She just took out the little knife she used for slaughtering geese; and an hour later there was not one goose left alive in the barn. For me, this resonated with what many other people also find the most memorable episode in the book. One night, Nils is woken by a stork, who says that if he follows him he will show him something important. They fly to the seashore, where there is a strange city, quite unlike anything one would expect to find on the Swedish coast. Nils goes in through the huge gate and discovers people dressed in rich clothes from a bygone age. No one seems to notice him at first. He finds his way to the merchants' quarter. People are selling all kinds of precious goods: embroidered silks and satins, gold ornaments, glittering jewels. And now he realizes that the merchants can see him. They are holding out their wares to him, offering all these treasures. Nils tries to make them understand that he could never afford any of it, he is a poor boy. But they persist, and using gestures tell him that he can have anything he wants, if he can just give them one small copper coin. He searches his pockets over and over again but finds they are empty. In the end, he leaves the city, and when he turns round again it has disappeared. "It is the lost city of the sea traders," explains the stork. "They were drowned beneath the waves long ago, but once every hundred years they come back for a single night. The legend is that if they can sell a single thing to a mortal, they will be allowed to return to the world; but they never do." Nils feels his heart is going to break. He could so easily have saved all these good people and their city, but he has failed them.It seemed to me that both stories expressed the same feeling with quite unusual clarity. If only...

  • Sidharth Vardhan
    2018-11-22 20:46

    There are three very good reasons to read this book - the author is first woman ever to win a Nobel Prize, it appears on Le Monde list of best books of 20th century And the fact that the protagonist's picture appears on 20 Swedish krona banknotes. The talking animal surpass those of Kipling's Jungle Book in detail and characterization, and they are also talking about such subjects like deforestation and industrialisation. And there is additional flavour of histories, local folktales and legends.

  • Rinda Elwakil
    2018-12-12 22:31

    مفاجآت مكتبة مصر العامة السارة :))

  • إسراء فكري
    2018-11-24 18:24

    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 ،ويحبوها ..و يكون مثير لإهتمام الأطفال و ليس بالجغرافيا فقط ، وإنما بتاريخها العريق ، و لحكايتها الشعبية ، وأساطيرها .. إلخ ))و كتبتلنا التُحفة دي *_*يمكن كتير مننا سمع قصص شبه اللِّي موجودة هنا من والده أو من جدته ، من ناس كتير و أثرت فيه ..و تظل عالقة بذهننا لحد ما نقرأ كتاب زى ده و نفتكر كُل الزكريات الحلوة ..كان رد فعلي لما خلصتها ، و اللِّي كان نفسي ابعتُه لها في رسالة زي أطفال السويد .. إني كنت عاوزة اسألها طيب إيه بعد كده ؟ إيه اللِّي حصل لنِلز ؟ .. من فضلك اكتبى عن نِلز كثيراً ، كثيراً جداً .. أحببتُه .و الغريب إن الكتاب مثير للخيال و مؤثر لأبعد الحدود .. لدرجة إن الكاتب الفرنسي ( ل . بورلياجايه ) كاتب هو يعنى :Dقص الرواية بشكل فني بالغ الجمال والروعة ..الرواية خيالية طفولية و خفيفة جدااًبتقُص الكاتبة رحلة لولد "نِلز" إستغرقت ثلاثة أسابيع مُنذ تحوله إلي قزم .سافر فيها بصحبة ذكر الإوز إلي لايلاند مروراً بـ سمالاند و أولاند و جزيرة ليلاكارلسون .. أماكن كتير قابل فيها حيوانات مُدهشة أظهر الكثير من الحكمة و الكرم و العطف و الرحمة اللِّي موجودة في الحيوانات جداً و الشر كمان فيها مواعظ و حكم .. مش هحرق الأحداث أكتر ، بس بعد ما قرأت الرواية أقدر أقول إن الكاتبة لديها قاموسها اللغوي الخاص للأطفال -بلا شك- الرواية تُخاطب العقول ، و سلسه جداً .للأسف الرواية عندي ناقص منها كذا ورقة و معرفتش إنتهت علي إيه !! :((بس ،الكارتون لذيذ جداً هو أينعم مُش زي الرواية بالمللي بس إتفرجوا معايا ^^ >> http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1qhJmC...ابدعتِ : )

  • Susan
    2018-11-27 00:28

    “The Wonderful Adventure of Nils Holgersson,” is a Swedish children’s classic. Published in 1906, the book actually resulted from a commission from the National Teachers Association to write a geography reader. Author Selma Lagerlof apparently spent three years studying Nature and also investigating folklore and legends from around the country, before writing this book.The story itself involves a fourteen year old boy called Nils who is a bit lazy and naughty. Amongst the mischief he gets up to is the rather unpleasant way he likes to hurt animals on his family farm. One day, he is left home to memorise Bible chapters and then falls asleep. Waking, he sees a gnome, which he traps. Eventually, he is also turned into a gnome and able to talk to animals. With wild geese flying over the farm, a farm goose attempts to fly off with them and, when Nils grabs hold, the two of them end up on an adventure…This book involves a lot of the history and natural world of Sweden, which is a beautiful country. At just over 270 pages and with an illustration at the beginning of each chapter, this is certainly a book for the more fluent child reader; although it is also delightful to read aloud. It has a lovely, hardback cover, with pictures of flying geese and is an unusual story. It reminded me a little of BB and his, “The Little Grey Men go Down the Bright Stream,” if not in the actual storyline, but in the way the countryside and natural beauty was so integral to the book. A lovely novel for adults and children.

  • Leah
    2018-11-21 23:27

    This book will give you so much. How is it that Swedish writers always find the right words for expressing children's thoughts and feelings? Lagerlöf does a great job, not only in describing the Swedish landscape, but also in describing and telling Nils' story. It is a wonderful piece of literature and should be read to every child. You can learn a lot from Nils Holgersson. It deals with topics different to speak about, like death, sickness or growing up. And while writing about it in such a unique manner, she manages to teach children values like friendship and trust. Absolutely adored it.

  • Phoenix2
    2018-12-08 22:36

    A big book, but full of nice stories of the wonderful adventures of Nils, a boy who was turned tiny and went on a trip on his goose (or was it a duck, I can't remember?) But what I do remember is that the book had some magical stories to tell. Especially loved the one with the magical city and the one with the deer.

  • Nick
    2018-12-03 23:42

    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 it), and he's nearly eaten, crushed, or lost hundreds of times on his subsequent journeys around Sweden in the company of a marvelous flock of geese. Of course he learns wonderful lessons along the way, about himself, the animals and birds that suddenly loom much larger in his life, and the land he travels through. Lagerlof was an early environmentalist, as well as an intellectual with theories about bringing up children, and a deep knowledge of Sweden's geography. I was entranced, and tore through the book on that long, rainy afternoon. Then, over the years, I forgot about Nils, until a combination of Sunday, rain, and the search for a good book brought back a faint memory. Google did the rest, and I was delighted to find that the book is still in print, though hardly a bestseller.Too bad. It's quite brilliant, and while it was originally written to teach Swedish schoolchildren about geography, the descriptions of the places never get in the way of a good story. It's perfect for your 8 - 10 year old's bedtime reading aloud, though be warned that it contains real peril, death, and something of an education in the hard life of people making a living from the land. It's a book to raise your child's sights, imagination, and IQ.

  • Ana Lúcia
    2018-11-14 22:27

    “Há viagens de aventuras, viagens de estudo, viagens de negócios. E outras ainda. Há viagens felizes e infelizes. Viagens em que se enriquece, viagens em que se morre de saudade. E há esta (…)”“A Maravilhosa Viagem de Nils Holgersson através da Suécia”, é realmente uma viagem, e é realmente maravilhosa…A viagem pela Suécia de Nils Holgersson, um menino, transformado em gnomo às costas de um ganso que não se resignou a ser um animal doméstico.Uma viagem interior, na vida de um menino cruel, mimado e desobediente, que se transforma, cresce e se torna capaz de sacrificar a sua felicidade pela dos outros.Sobre este livro Oscar Wilde disse com ironia: “Não, uma mulher não é capaz de escrever assim. O livro escreveu-se nela.”Gostei muito…

  • Pequete
    2018-11-14 19:40

    Este livro é uma verdadeira viagem através da Suécia, que deixa vontade de revisitar um país cuja paisagem é, apenas aparentemente, monótona. É também uma viagem interior, a do crescimento de um rapaz mimado e preguiçoso, que acompanhando a migração dos patos bravos através do país, aprende o valor do trabalho e da lealdade, como garante da sobrevivência do grupo. Com muitas notas sobre a vida selvagem (mesmo sendo os animais personificações), geologia, e alguma história, é um livro, ao mesmo tempo bonito, e informativo. Gostei muito.

  • Ints
    2018-12-09 19:22

    Visnotaļ pamācoša. Nekad, nekad nevajag kaulēties ar rūķīšiem. Bonusā vesela kaudze ar Zviedrijas teikām un Zviedrijas vēstures apskatiem. Uz beigām gan autorei pietrūcies par ko rakstīt, tādēļ iekļāvusi šo to no savas dzīves.Mierīgi var lasīt arī pieaudzis cilvēks, grāmatas valoda bagāta, stāsti interesanti. Vairāk tāda novadpētnieciska grāmata nekā bērnu pasaka. Un tais laikos jau autori nekaunējās aprakstīt dzīvi tādu kāda ta ir, nāve, netaisnība un nežēlība, tas viss te ir. Bet ir arī darbaspars, prieks un lepnums par savu valsti.

  • Susan
    2018-11-23 01:28

    Wonderful fantasy book for children or anyone who has not already read it. I read it several times over the last 70 years.

  • Anamaria Koridze
    2018-11-28 19:33

    უკეთილესი წიგნია. ესე უნდა გიყვარდეს ცხოველები ადამიანს❤

  • Sookie
    2018-11-12 19:44

    Sometimes its the perspective of a child that gives adults much needed clarity. Without hyperbole, metaphors or euphemisms, this wonderful tale of adventure manages to show the complexity of nature and the abuse nature has gone through in the hands of humans. Selma Lagerlöf writes story about a boy who isn't always very nice and one day annoys an elf enough to get himself hit by a spell - the boy, Nils, can now understand animals and birds along with turning into a very tiny person. He travels across the country (Sweden) on the back of a gander and understands the nature through the eyes of birds.Thw wonderful adventures of Nils is definitely one of the best books I've read this year.

  • Elsje
    2018-11-20 22:24

    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 worden getoverd als hij zich heeft leren gedragen. Hij vliegt een zomer mee richting het Hoge Noorden met een befaamde groep wilde ganzen, op de rug van Maarten, een tamme gans van de boerderij van Niels' ouders en beleeft allerlei avonturen voor hij weer terugkeert op het ouderlijk nest.De charme van het boek zit er voor mij deels in dat ik het landschap van zuid-Zweden ken (ik ben er een paar keer geweest). Zo is er een hoofdstuk waarin er sprake is van een bijzondere dierenbijeenkomst: de grote kraanvogeldans op de Kullaberg. En op die Kullaberg heb ik al drie keer gestaan. Wat een prachtige omgeving! De omschrijving klopt 100 jaar later nog perfect! En zo zijn er nog meer beschrijvingen van Skane (het zuiden van Zweden) die ik goed kon herkennen. Noordelijk ben ik nooit geweest maar ik vermoed dat ook hier de beschrijvingen vast nog vaak verrassend actueel zouden zijn.Het boek geeft een mooi beeld van het Zweden aan het begin van de 20e eeuw. Veel maatschappijkritiek (over bijvoorbeeld het werken in de mijnen), doorspekt met verhalen, mythen, sagen uit/over de verschillende landstreken. Hier en daar ook ontzettend gedateerd en één verhaal zou nu echt niet meer kunnen (een verhaal over de immer onbetrouwbare zigeuners, de Taters).De uitgave die ik las is versierd met prachtige tekeningen van Anton Pieck, die absoluut een hoop aan het verhaal toevoegen.Mooie schrijfstijl bovendien. Vaak worden allerlei uitroepen herhaald:'De eersten die de wilde ganzen die dag zagen waren de mijnwerkers op Taberg, die erts braken uit de bergwand. Toen ze hen hoorden kakelen, hielden ze op met het boren van hun loopgraven en een van hen riep de vogels toe: "Waar gaan jullie heen? Waar gaan jullie heen?" De ganzen begrepen niet wat hij zei, maar de jongen boog zich over de ganzenrug en antwoordde in hun plaats: "Daarheen waar geen houweel of hamer is!" Toen de mijnwerkers die woorden hoorden, dachten ze dat het hun eigen verlangen was, dat door het ganzengekakel heen klonk in mensentaal. "Neem ons mee! Neem ons mee!" riepen ze. "Van 't jaar niet, van 't jaar niet!" riep de jongen.'En zo komen ze dan langs arbeiders van een papierfabriek, die ook niet meemogen naar daar 'waar geen machines of stoomketels zijn' en de arbeidsters van de lucifersfabriek niet naar daar 'waar geen kaarsen of lucifers nodig zijn' etc. etc.Selma komt zelf ook nog even langs, waardoor je een idee krijgt waarom ze dit boek schreef: 'Maar nu moet ik vertellen hoe wonderlijk het was dat er juist in dat jaar, toen Niels Holgersson rondvloog met de wilde ganzen, een vrouw was, die er over liep te denken een boek te schrijven over Zweden, dat geschikt zou zijn voor kinderen om op school te lezen.' Het boek wil niet vlotten, tot ze een gesprekje heeft met Niels, die haar zijn avonturen vertelt, en voilá, het boek over Zweden is geboren. Leuk gevonden!Al met al: nog immer zeer lezenswaardig!

  • Hikari
    2018-11-28 01:41

    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 geht immer gut aus und lässt sich gut (vor)lesen. Die einzelnen Geschichten sind zwar durch die Kürzung nicht nahtlos aneinander angefügt, sondern etwas holprig, eignen sich aber dafür auch für kürzere Leserunden, wenn man einfach immer nur ein Abenteuer erzählen mag als Gutenachtgeschichte. Die Version ist sehr schön bebildert. Nils Holgersson ist ein kleiner, sehr frecher und mitunter fieser Junge, der Tiere quält und ärgert und seinen Eltern Scherereien macht. Dafür wird er in ein Wichtelmännchen verwandelt und geht mit den Gänsen auf Reisen. Dabei erlebt er einige Abenteuer und erkennt nach und nach, was helfen und gut sein heißt, was Freundschaft ist und vieles mehr.

  • Megen
    2018-11-26 18:35

    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 system did stuff like that.

  • ala'
    2018-12-04 02:34

    رغم اني مللت قليلا من الوصف المسهب لطبيعة السويد , و لكن لا بد من الاعتراف ان القصة خفيفة دم جدا , و خيالية جدا , و تقدم الكثير من الحكايات الشعبية الجميلة في داخلها , و العلاقات الرقيقة .. تستحق القراءة بكل تأكيد ..

  • Robert
    2018-12-04 18:46

    I loved this book so much as a kid. And that's the first book I've tried to read in Hungarian, as a 6 year old (Romanian being my native language, and Hungarian my mother-tongue).

  • Ramy
    2018-11-18 20:21

    قرأتها على مدى اسبوع بالتمام و الكمالورقية مستعارة من مكتبة المعادى العامةاصدار الدار المصرية اللبنانية ترجمة د شوقى جلالالرواية ل سلمى لاجرلوف اول "سيدة" تحصل على نوبل 1909و اول سيدة "سيدة- سويدية" تحصل على تلك الجائزة السويديةبدأ فى كتابتها منذ 1903 لتصف فيها و خلالها كل معالم بلدها السويد الجغرافية و التاريخية و الطبيعية بشكل مبسط للاطفال عبر قصة لطيفةلتنشر 1907الرواية هى كوكتيل من عقلة الاصبع و حكايات الحكيم ايسوب و شرح بانورامى ل معالم السويد الجغرافية من جزر و فيوردات مضايق مائية بين جبلينو غابات و بحيرات و شلالااتو اسماء مدن و قلاع و حكاياتهاو انواع الحيوانات و الطيور فى الحياة البريةكتبت الرواية ب الاساس لتكون ككتاب دراسى لكل اطفال السويد ليعرفوا بلدهمو اعتقد ان ربط المعلومات ب شخصية طفل كان مشاغب ثم انسحر ليتحول لقزم يساعد كل الحيوانات ضد البشر الاشرار و الحيونات الشريرة كالثعلب "سمر"كان له اكبر الاثر لكى يتذكر الاطفال القراء المعلومة تعديل: تذكرت الان قصة مشابهة تدرس فى التعليم الابتدائى للاطفال عن اخ و اخته تم تصغيرهم لحجم عقلة الاصبع ليقوما بمغامرات فى الحقول و الزرع و الازهار و شاطىء البحر و قاعهعلى ايامنا كانت كداو اليومين دول بقت كداالرواية كانت ستأخذ فى الاول3/5بسبب المللو الاسهابثم بدات بالتحسنلتنتهى على 3.5/5و لعدم وجود انصاف نجومتأخذ 4/5يمكنك رؤيتها ك فيلممن اللينك التالىhttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gOh2x...الكتاب التالى: التأثير : علم نفس الإقناع

  • Alfonsina
    2018-12-05 01:25

    El mejor libro para un niño de 6 a 10 años. Lleno de imágenes, lecciones de amistad y humildad. Y su redacción fluida, sencilla.

  • Khaled
    2018-12-08 20:32

    من اجمل ما قرأت مؤخراً، فازت الكاتبة بجائزة نوبل بسبب هذا الكتاب، مجموعة المغامرات التي قام بها بطلنا نلز كانت بغرض المتعه و التعليم ، في فتره من الفترات عانى طلاب السويد من ضعف في مادة الجغرافيا وطرحت مسابقة بهدف انتاج كتاب للمطالعة يعرف الطلاب بجغرافيا الدوله، وكانت النتيجة باهرة ، صدر الكتاب في بداية القرن العشرين، و مازال له نفس الوقع بعد اكثر من ١٠٠ عام، و أنتج الكتاب في شكل مسلسل كرتوني من شاهده سيهيم بالكتاب و سيتذكر ما مضى. كتاب انصح به

  • Amber Linde
    2018-11-15 21:20

    The tale of the little boy Nils Holgersson and his adventure to the North on the back of a gander is, after the Pippi Longstocking-series, probably the most famous Swedish children’s story. I had never read it but it was on my TBR list for ages until this edition crossed my path. I was making my regular visit to one of my favourite book shops when my eye fell on this stunning cover, created by the talented Coralie Bickford-Smith. I had searched the internet before, but beautiful editions of Lagerlöf’s classic were nowhere to be found. Thanks, Coralie and Penguin!According to the Internet, Selma Lagerlöf was commissioned to write a geography text book, but was struggling with the book’s structure. Eventually, she decided to incorporate various folklore, legends and local fairy tales in the book, and created the main character Nils. Nils Holgersson is an insufferable boy. He maltreats animals, is rude to everyone including his parents and a bully to the other kids. One day, when his parents are off to church and Nils is expected to read the sermon at home, he sees a gnome rummaging through his mother’s things. Being his mean self, he catches him and only lets go of the gnome when the gnome promises to help him learn the sermon. The gnome however, punishes Nils and makes him shrink to gnome-like dimensions.Nils then flees from his parent’s house and the village because he fears their reaction now he is no longer his old strong self. He barely escapes the farm animals that he used to give a hard time and are now even less likely to help him out. He eventually meets a domesticated gander who wants to fly to Lapland like the wild geese. Nils’ adventure and topograhpy lesson starts when they take off and fly over Sweden. Of course he learns more as much about Sweden as about himself and eventually regrets the things he has done. The book does not end with Nils returning to his parents, but  does so quite suddenly when Nils and the gander are only halfway. Lagerlöf has written a sequel though, so it isn’t too strange. Instead everyone, both those with wings and those without wings, wanted to rise up above the clouds, seek what was beyond there, leave the heavy body that pulled down towards the earth, and soar towards the unearthly. Such longing for the unreachable, for what was hidden behind life, the animals felt only once a year, and it was on that day when they saw the Great Crane Dance.I do have quite a few reservations considering this book. Firstly, I did not know that Lagerlöf was asked to write a geography book when I started reading, but it is very clear that this is not your regular fairy tale. It might have been an awesome school book because of the folklore, but as a piece of fiction it can be a bit dry and, well, educational. Secondly, although it is amusing at times, it is more often repetitive and slow, while some other parts would go too quickly. Because the main aim of this book is to educate children and teach them morals, it is less of a story than a lesson. That keeps Nils from developing into a more layered character and makes him a stereotype instead.Then why 3 stars? Although I’m not a fan, I did enjoy reading it. It’s different than the fairy tales by Andersen and the Grimm brothers and it is a very nice way to learn more about Swedish folklore. I only wish I had read this when I was a child – I would have loved it more. I would recommend this to anyone who is interested in folklore, fairy tales and classic children’s books but I would suggest to skip this one if you’re not particularly interested in these genres.[This review also appeared on https://taleofthelimetree.wordpress.com/]

  • Craig Barner
    2018-11-18 22:35

    The Wonderful Adventures of Nils was a pleasant surprise for a number of reasons. I did not expect a great story mostly because in 1902, the Swedish Ministry of Education commissioned Selma Lagerlof to write the adventure as a way to make geography a bit more entertaining for school children. As a result, I thought the didactic purpose behind the book would result in a didactic story.It was anything but! This is an entertaining story. I did not know the location of places where the adventure takes place. Those who do not know Swedish geography should not let their ignorance dissuade them from a great read. It might help to have a map to look at.The story is a morality tale. What is a morality tale? It's many things and often involves a change of heart in a key character, who was once bad, is pulled into an adventure, realizes the errors of his/her ways and turns good.In the Lagerlof story, the chief delight of Nils Holgersson, the boy who forms the center of the work, is to eat and sleep, and after that he likes to make mischief. He takes great delight in hurting the animals on his family's farm. After an elf shrinks Nils into a small person who is able to talk with animals, they are thrilled to see the boy reduced to their size. While this is happening, wild geese are flying over the farm on a migration north for the spring, and a white farm goose attempts to join the wild ones. In an attempt to salvage something before his family returns, Nils holds on to the bird's neck as it successfully takes off and joins the wild birds. Off Nils goes on his adventure across Sweden.Knowing that a book is a morality take would prevent many from reading "The Wonderful Adventure of Nils," but this is a good morality tale in part because it is so entertaining. There is danger--mostly from a fox and crows--enchantment and the slow maturation of Nils from a uncouth ruffian into a man.I especially liked two sections, including one where Nils, one night in a grotto on the sea, discovers a mystically beautiful city. It's a vision of Plato's Golden City. After visiting the city, Nils goes to fetch a friend to show him Elysium, but he discovers that he cannot return to the city. He receives a one-time vision of perfection. Despondent by his loss of paradise, Nils is flown by the geese over a real, dilapidated city, and the boy realizes something: It's better that the mystical city of perfection is shown to only a few fortunates so that it doesn't decay like a real city would. Moreover, the brief vision of perfection can serve as a guidepost to Nils for life in a world that mirrors the dilapidated city.I also loved a section where Nils discovers an old peasant woman, who has been abandoned by her children. It's incredibly sad and makes Nils realize how blessed he is. I plan to return to that section in the future when I get down.Many 20th Century fantasy works emerged from the UK, including those by George McDonald, JRR Tolkien, CS Lewis and others. I enjoyed The Wonderful Adventures of Nils in part because the story emerged from outside the English-speaking world. Central Europe's fantasy tradition, via ETA Hoffman, the Grimm Bros. and others, is a bit older than Western Europe's.

  • Χρήστος Αναστασόπουλος
    2018-11-27 01:30

    Ό,τι πρέπει για τα Χριστούγεννα. Ταξίδι προς την Άνοιξη! Μου άρεσε ιδιαίτερα που ο θάνατος ήταν κάτι συνηθισμένο, κάτι απολύτως φυσικό σε αυτό το βιβλίο.

  • Diana
    2018-11-19 20:38

    Se lo leería a mis hijos; es una historia preciosa con un final esperanzador. 

  • Miguel Soto
    2018-12-04 22:19

    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 tardé y me tardé bastante, pero debo decir que el resultado fue agradable. Primero entendí que Nils se había hecho pequeño, luego por qué viajaba, y a lo largo de las páginas fui aprendiendo que a través del año de su viaje, Nils creció y lo hizo sin darse cuenta. Conoció lo largo y ancho de su país, Suecia, a sus habitantes, sus industrias, sus campos, bosques, y sobre todo, sus leyendas, tradiciones e historias. Me parece una labor muy digna de reconocerse la que emprendió la Sra. Lagerlöf al recuperar una enorme parte de la cultura sueca y traducirla a una historia fantástica dirigida a que los niños la aprehendieran. Me gustó mucho cómo va hilando estas historias y narraciones en el marco del viaje de Nils, incluyéndose de forma nada velada. Sin duda cumple su cometido.Me pregunto si yo hubiese sido un niño sueco cuál sería mi apreciación de esta obra. Seguramente la habría leído en la primaria, quizás me habría parecido una tarea aburrida, quizás me habría apasionado, no lo sé. Pero seguramente habría aprendido grandes cosas del país acompañando a Nils y a los patos silvestres.

  • Sylvia
    2018-11-14 19:35

    Fairy tales, myths and legends and the beautiful description of the landscape of Sweden, that's all included in this phenomenal book. Together with Niels Holgerson and the wild geese the reader makes a long journey from the south of Sweden to the land of the Sami people. There are many ancient Swedish folktales and legends, stories about animals and their habitat and tales about Sweden as the land develops itself to an industrial nation. It wasn't the first time I read it. Year ago I used to read for my school kids, but because time to read is limited during a school year I don't think I have finished it. The tales are - when looking at it from our point of view - moralistic. Niels is a very unruly boy, who is punished for this behavior by a little gnome. He is turned into a hobgoblin and leaves his house with a tame goose and a bunch of wild geese. During his journey he learns to develop good virtues. All is well, that ends well, when he returns with the tame goose and shows to be loyal to their friendship, when his parents want to kill the goose. The moment he steps into the room to keep his parents from killing his friend, the spell is broken and he turned into a normal boy again. Being fond of folktales, fairy tales, myths, legends and fantasy stories I loved to re-read it after so many years.

  • Isabel
    2018-12-04 23:30

    Efectivamente, a terra e o mar podem unir-se de muitas formas. Umas vezes, a terra vai ao encontro do mar, desdobra-se em prados inclinados e planícies, onde a erva cresce em abundância, e o mar acolhe-a com areias movediças amontoadas em bancos e colunas; dir-se-ia que, por se amarem tão pouco, o mar e a terra só querem mostrar um ao outro o que têm de menos belo. Outras vezes a terra, quando o mar se aproxima, ergue uma muralha de montanhas, como se quisesse deter inimigos, e então o mar lança vagalhões furiosos, chicoteia as rochas, ruge e sacode as espumas, como se pretendesse despedaçar a costa…(...)- Eu queria saber – continuava ele a murmurar, muito baixinho, em voz de mistério – se há alguém capaz de me explicar por que se experimenta aqui, sobre o planalto, esta profunda nostalgia que tenho sentido em todos os dias da minha vida, e creio que se infiltra no peito de todos que aqui vivem. Eu queria saber se alguém já compreendeu que esta languidez resulta simplesmente de esta ilha, a ilha inteira, ser uma borboleta com saudades das asas que perdeu…