The Wonderful Adventures of Nils

Wilder Publications, 2009 - 360 ページ
Nils is a young lad who likes nothing more than eating and sleeping. He is also a very mean little boy who likes to torment animals. One day he catches a tomte who turns Nils into a tomte, which leaves him shrunken and able to talk with animals, who are thrilled to see the boy reduced to their size and are angry and hungry for revenge.

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Review: The Wonderful Adventures of Nils

ユーザー レビュー  - Arwen - Goodreads

I enjoyed this book in many ways. The author did an excellent job of painting Sweden and its legends and history. But the ending was rather abrupt and we never discovered the final fate of the protagonist. レビュー全文を読む

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ユーザー レビュー  - Miriam - Goodreads

A little boy who abuses animals must rely on them for help after a vengeful gnome turns him into Tom Thumb. レビュー全文を読む

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著者について (2009)

Selma Lagerlöf, winner of the Nobel Prize in 1909, was the first woman to be elected a member of the Swedish Academy. Her first novel, The Story of Gosta Berling (1891), assured her position as Sweden's greatest storyteller. She retold the folk tales of her native province, Varmland, in an original and poetic prose. As a woman writer, Lagerlöf gained a reputation as a naive purveyor of native traditions, but she herself compared writing a novel to solving a mathematical problem. Her artistry entails making her stories seem simple, but they are told with great attention to symbolism, psychology, and narrative technique. The Wonderful Adventures of Nils (1906) is a delightful fantasy written to teach children about Swedish geography, but it has found an international audience. Her third novel and masterpiece, Jerusalem (1901--02), the story of farmers from Dalarna who follow their faith to the Holy City, was widely praised for its insights into the lives of peasants searching for a spiritual ideal. During World War II, Lagerlöf helped many German artists and intellectuals escape the Nazis, even donating her gold Nobel Prize medal to a benefit fund to help Finland. She died of a stroke on March 16, 1940.