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DOWNLOAD KINDLE ⚕ Nils Holgerssons underbara resa genom Sverige ⚔ The Wonderful Adventures Of Nils Which Is The Work Of Sweden S Greatest Fiction Writer Was First Published In Stockholm, In December, Lagerl F Wrote It After A Commission From The National Teachers Association To Write A Reader For The Public Schools She Devoted Three Years To Nature Study And To Familiarizing Herself With Animal And Bird Life She Sought Out Unpublished Folklore And Legends Of The Different Provinces, And Wove Them All Into Her Story With No Small Success The Book Immediately Became The Most Popular Book Of The Year In Scandinavia C era una volta un ragazzo Aveva circa quattordici anni, era alto, con bei lineamenti e capelli biondi come il lino Purtroppo, era un perdigiorno Le sue occupazioni preferite erano dormire e mangiare, oltre a giocare brutti tiriQuesto monello si chiama Nils Holgersson e la sua specialit non solo quella di poltrire ma anche quella di dare tormento agli animali della fattoria in cui vive con i genitori.Quale lezione migliore se non quella di essere all improvviso trasformato da un coboldo un folletto che secondo la tradizione fa parte degli spiriti della casa , indispettito dai suoi atteggiamenti, lui stesso in un coboldo Le cose, poi, si complicheranno quando, per una serie di eventi, si trover a migrare sul dorso del papero domestico Marten al seguito delle oche selvatiche.Favolosi paesaggi scandinavi s intrecciano con episodi che danno spunto all autrice per impartire lezioni di vita non solo a Nils ma al lettore stesso il rispetto per l altro che sia uomo o animale o vegetale l orgoglio di chi svolge lavori considerati infimi ma cos importanti in un contesto ambientale spesso sfavorevole all habitat umano l attenzione alle ingiustizie sociali.Tutto verso un finale incantevoleUn libro per bambini di fama mondiale ed un autrice prima donna ad aver ricevuto un Nobel che sicuramente approfondirOra, proprio l anno in cui Nils viaggiava con le oche, c era una persona che pensava di continuo a un libro che intendeva scrivere sulla Svezia, un libro di lettura per le scuole Ci aveva riflettuto dal Natale all autunno, ma non aveva ancora scritto una riga, e alla fine se n era stancata a tal punto che aveva detto a se stessa Non sei capace di scriverlo Mettiti a tavolino, inventa fiabe e novelle come hai sempre fatto, e lascia ad altri la cura di scrivere un libro istruttivo e serio, e in cui soprattutto non si trovi una parola che non sia veritiera 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 Lagerl f 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. 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 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. 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. 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. This children s classic, published in 1906 by future Nobel Prize winner Selma Lagerl f, 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 Sk ne, 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 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.