Scandinavia’s best-loved children’s classic, from the first female writer to win the Nobel Prize in Literature
A Penguin Classic
Nils Holgersson is a naughty boy who tortures animals and never listens to his parents—until one day he wakes up as an elf. Deeply puzzled by his new status, he climbs on a gander’s back and flies away with him, joining a flock of wild geese. As he is carried around Sweden, Nils learns everything about birds, animals, his country and good behavior. Incredibly charming and poignant, The Wonderful Adventure of Nils Holgersson is a timeless classic loved by generations of children around the world.
Selma Lagerlöf (1858-1940) was a teacher in a girls’ secondary school before she became a full-time writer. She is known around the world for her classic children’s book The Wonderful Adventure of Nils Holgersson and she was the first female… More about Selma Lagerlof