Brand New, Unread Copy in Perfect Condition. A+ Customer Service! Summary: By Nobel Prize winner Selma Lagerlof of Sweden. Two books in one, unabridged. "If you have learned anything at all from us, Thumbietot, you no longer think that the humans should have the whole earth to themselves," said the wild goose, solemnly. "Remember you have a large country and you can easily afford to leave a few bare rocks, a few shallow lakes and swamps, a few desolate cliffs and remote forests to us poor, dumb creatures, where we can be allowed to live in peace. All my days I have been hounded and hunted. It would be a comfort to know that there is a refuge somewhere for one like me." "Indeed, I should be glad to help if I could," said the boy, "but it's not likely that I shall ever again have influence among human beings." 6x9" 408 pages. Buchnummer des Verkäufers
Inhaltsangabe: BONUS: Ten new pages about Selma Lagerlöf and Sweden added. Three landscape photos included. Selma Lagerlöf is best known in America and worldwide for her masterpiece children's' stories: NILS: The Wonderful Adventures of Nils and The Further Adventures of Nils Holgersson. Originally commissioned by the Swedish National Teachers' Society to teach introductory geography to young Swedish schoolchildren, these adventures, first published in 1906–1907, take flight when Nils, a Swedish imp, is magically reduced to elfin size, gets astride a gander who joins a flock of wild geese that fly a route covering the significant geographical and historical sites of all of Sweden. Along the way, they encounter the consequential elements of survival, both socially and environmentally: predator and victim, friend and foe, the land and its users. Told in a series of narratives, these adventures demonstrate this Nobel-prize-winning author's skill at defining the sublime in simple, everyday existence. Much of Selma Lagerlöf's work is rooted in her childhood experiences at the ancestral home, "Mårbacka." In her Memories of Mårbacka, she recounts the flight of one of Mårbacka's ganders who joins a flock of wild geese and returns during the next seasonal migration, proudly bringing new family and friends to share the domestic trough, only to come to a horrific end at the hands of the wicked housekeeper. The emergence of these childhood impressions coupled with adult wisdom suggests the appeal of the adventures of Nils to both children and adults. Family and household staff were a source of entertainment and amusement; the imaginative enchantment of storytelling was a main diversion. Of the many concerns in these adventures still appropriate today is that of the environment expressed by the wild goose: "If you have learned anything at all from us, Thumbietot, you no longer think that the humans should have the whole earth to themselves," . . . "Remember you have a large country and you can easily afford to leave a few bare rocks, a few shallow lakes and swamps, a few desolate cliffs and remote forests to us poor, dumb creatures, where we can be allowed to live in peace." This combined edition, from 1917 translations of the two adventures, is sixth in a series of reprints from Penfield Books of the works of Selma Lagerlöf. Others include: Invisible Links, Girl from the Marsh Croft, Memories of Mårbacka, Scandinavian Kings and Queens (revised version soon to be released), and Gösta Berling's Saga. Forthcoming is Words of Love and Wisdom by Selma Lagerlöf, a book of selected excerpts from her major works.
About the Author: Selma Lagerlöf was born on Nov. 20, 1858, in the province of Varmland, Sweden. She was born at home on the family estate called, Mårbacka. As a child, Selma spent countless hours writing poetry. A childhood illness left her unable to walk for a period of about two years so she spent hours reading books and being educated by governesses. At the age of twenty-two, she took college preparatory classes. She stayed on the family estate until she was twenty-three years old, at which time she enrolled in a teachers' college located at Stockholm. Four years later, she became a teacher for an all-girls secondary school based in Landskrona. After five years of teaching, she had finally finished her first novel and had submitted part of it to a literary contest posted in a Swedish publication. They awarded her first place. The following year in 1891, "Gösta Berling's Saga" was published. Once the book was translated into Danish, it received notoriety that propelled her success in her home country and abroad.
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Buchbeschreibung Penfield Press, 2000. Soft cover. Buchzustand: As New. A volume that combines unabridged editions of two collections of Nils Holgersson tales by Selma Lagerlof. The delightful Swedish tales were written in the early 20th century to engage young readers in school and in the contemporary era have become a favorite in Homeschool programs. This volume includes "The Wonderful Adventures of Nils" and "The Further Adventures of Nils Holgersson. 406 pages, illustrated, no sign of previous use. Buchnummer des Verkäufers 009270
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Buchbeschreibung PENFIELD PRESS, 2015. PAP. Buchzustand: New. New Book. Delivered from our UK warehouse in 3 to 5 business days. THIS BOOK IS PRINTED ON DEMAND. Established seller since 2000. Buchnummer des Verkäufers IQ-9781572160361
Buchbeschreibung PENFIELD PRESS, 2015. PAP. Buchzustand: New. New Book. Shipped from US within 10 to 14 business days. THIS BOOK IS PRINTED ON DEMAND. Established seller since 2000. Buchnummer des Verkäufers IQ-9781572160361