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The Wonderful Adventures Of Nils
by Selma Lagerlöf, Trans. By Velma Swanston Howard, Illust. By Mary Hamilton Frye
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Translated by Velma Swanston Howard
Text: English (translation)
Original Language: Swedish
And over and around all these cliffs and rocks crawl entangled tendrils and weeds. Trees grow there also, but the wind's power is so great that trees have to transform themselves into clinging vines, that they may get a firm hold on the steep precipices. The oaks creep along on the ground, while their foliage hangs over them like a low ceiling; and long-limbed beeches stand in the ravines like great leaf-tents.
Card catalog description
Selfish and lazy, fourteen-year-old Nils learns kindness and wisdom after he is bewitched into an elf-sized boy and carried off by a barnyard goose to join the migration of wild geese across Sweden to Lapland.
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