The Wonderful Adventures of Nils

Selma LAGERLÖF (1858 - 1940), translated by Velma Swanston HOWARD (1868 - 1937)

Selma Lagerlöf was born in Vaermland, Sweden, in 1858 and enjoyed a long and very successful career as a writer, receiving the Nobel-Price in Literature in 1909. She died in Vaermland in 1940. The Wonderful Adventures of Nils (Orig. Nils Holgerssons underbara resa genom Sverige) is a famous work of fiction by Selma Lagerlöf, published in two parts in 1906 and 1907. The background for publication was a commission from the National Teachers Association in 1902 to write a geography reader for the public schools. "She devoted three years to Nature study and to familiarizing herself with animal and bird life. She has sought out hitherto unpublished folklore and legends of the different provinces. These she has ingeniously woven into her story." (From translator Velma Swanston Howard's introduction.) (Summary by Lars Rolander and Wikipedia]

Genre(s): Children's Fiction, Myths, Legends & Fairy Tales, Fantastic Fiction

Language: English

Section Chapter Reader Time
Play 01 The Boy Lars Rolander (1942-2016)
00:42:08
Play 02 Akka from Kebnekaise Lars Rolander (1942-2016)
00:41:17
Play 03 The Wonderful Journey of Nils Lars Rolander (1942-2016)
00:51:12
Play 04 Glimminge Castle Lars Rolander (1942-2016)
00:34:07
Play 05 The Great Crane Dance on Kullaberg Lars Rolander (1942-2016)
00:25:33
Play 06 In Rainy Weather Lars Rolander (1942-2016)
00:16:17
Play 07 The Stairway with the Three Steps Lars Rolander (1942-2016)
00:10:31
Play 08 By Ronneby River Lars Rolander (1942-2016)
00:24:20
Play 09 Karlskrona Lars Rolander (1942-2016)
00:22:11
Play 10 The Trip to Oeland Lars Rolander (1942-2016)
00:11:12
Play 11 Oeland's Southern Point Lars Rolander (1942-2016)
00:21:52
Play 12 The Big Butterfly Lars Rolander (1942-2016)
00:11:14
Play 13 Little Karl's Island Lars Rolander (1942-2016)
00:31:50
Play 14 Two Cities Lars Rolander (1942-2016)
00:30:55
Play 15 The Legend of Smaland Lars Rolander (1942-2016)
00:13:41
Play 16 The Crows Lars Rolander (1942-2016)
00:44:28
Play 17 The Old Peasant Woman Lars Rolander (1942-2016)
00:26:42
Play 18 From Taberg to Huskvarna Lars Rolander (1942-2016)
00:10:38
Play 19 The Big Bird Lake Lars Rolander (1942-2016)
00:39:52
Play 20 Ulvasa Lady Lars Rolander (1942-2016)
00:14:06
Play 21 The Homespun Cloth Lars Rolander (1942-2016)
00:10:00
Play 22 The Story of Karr and Grayskin Pt 1 - Karr Lars Rolander (1942-2016)
00:23:16
Play 23 The Story of Karr and Grayskin Pt 2 - Helpless the Water Snake Lars Rolander (1942-2016)
00:20:02
Play 24 The Story of Karr and Grayskin Pt 3 - The Big War of the Moths Lars Rolander (1942-2016)
00:29:16
Play 25 The Wind Witch Lars Rolander (1942-2016)
00:35:34
Play 26 The Breaking up of the Ice Lars Rolander (1942-2016)
00:10:23
Play 27 Thumbietot and the Bears Lars Rolander (1942-2016)
00:35:12
Play 28 The Flood Lars Rolander (1942-2016)
00:22:58
Play 29 Dunfin Lars Rolander (1942-2016)
00:26:20
Play 30 Stockholm Lars Rolander (1942-2016)
00:34:19
Play 31 Gorgo the Eagle Lars Rolander (1942-2016)
00:26:45
Play 32 On over Gaestrikland Lars Rolander (1942-2016)
00:15:04
Play 33 A Day in Haelsingland Lars Rolander (1942-2016)
00:33:25
Play 34 In Medelpad Lars Rolander (1942-2016)
00:13:50
Play 35 A Morning in Angermanland Lars Rolander (1942-2016)
00:18:04
Play 36 Westbottom and Lappland Lars Rolander (1942-2016)
00:31:01
Play 37 Osa, the Goose Girl, and Little Mats Lars Rolander (1942-2016)
00:17:36
Play 38 With the Lapplanders Lars Rolander (1942-2016)
00:19:48
Play 39 Homeward Bound Lars Rolander (1942-2016)
00:08:35
Play 40 Legends from Haerjedalen Lars Rolander (1942-2016)
00:21:25
Play 41 Vermland and Dalsland Lars Rolander (1942-2016)
00:26:28
Play 42 The Treasure on the Island Lars Rolander (1942-2016)
00:17:33
Play 43 The Journey to Vemminghoeg Lars Rolander (1942-2016)
00:06:30
Play 44 Home at last Lars Rolander (1942-2016)
00:23:45
Play 45 The Parting with the Wild Geese Lars Rolander (1942-2016)
00:06:57