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Scandinavia's best-loved children's classic from the first female writer who won the Nobel Prize in Literature.

'Never before had Nils travelled around at such good speed, and he had always liked riding fast and wild ... Nor had he thought what it might be like to travel so high above the ground. But it was like flying away from worries and sorrows and annoyances of every imaginable kind'

Nils Holgersson is a naughty boy who pulls the tails of cats and trips up his mother while she is carrying the milk pail. Then one day he discovers he has been magically turned into a tiny imp. He climbs on the back of a gander and takes off with a flock of wild geese as they fly over Sweden, soaring above patchwork fields, through storms, to castles and lakes and even to a city under the sea. As he learns about the world, he also learns what it means to care for living things, in Selma Lagerlöf's timeless and beloved fable.

Reviews

The book is grand, beautiful, exciting and poignant . . . It is full of poetical phrasing . . . yet allows for the naughty spirit of childhood to remain true

Guardian

Formats & editions

  • Paperback

    9780241206096

    November 27, 2017

    Penguin Classics

    224 pages

    RRP $19.99

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  • Hardback

    9780241206089

    July 18, 2016

    Penguin Classics

    256 pages

    RRP $35.00

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  • The Wonderful Adventure Of Nils Holgersson
    Selma Lagerlöf

    EBook

    9780241206102

    June 2, 2016

    Penguin eBooks

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