Sunday's Quote: "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.
The wild goose is Akka, the leader of the wild geese that Nils Holgerson flew with to the north of
in Selma Lagerlof's book: The Wonderful Adventures of Nils. A mean- spirited boy, Nils was turned into a very tiny version of himself by the house elf (tomte), and then flew with the wild geese, having many adventures and learning many lessons along the way. By the time he arrived back home, he had learned a lot, most importantly to be kind to all living things. Upon his arrival back home, he was turned back to his normal size. Sweden
Selma Lagerlof is one of my most favorite authors and I recently re-read this book. She wrote it as a lesson for children ages 9 and up, but anyone can read it and enjoy it. Selma Lagerlof also kept diaries as a child and as a young woman. I have all of them and they are wonderful.
Selma Lagerlof was the first woman recipient of the Nobel Prize in Literature in 1909.
Have a nice Sunday!
Have a nice Sunday!
I googled this author and The Wonderful Adventures of Nils. Thank you Inger, for sending me... what a wonderful writer.ReplyDelete
Thank you for the suggestion Inger. I am currently reading, "The Hangman's Daughter", and am enjoying it.ReplyDelete
The first pic looks like it belongs in a Western movie.ReplyDelete
Book sounds really good. Have to see if the library has it.
I believe humans would TAKE the whole earth for themselves if they could...ReplyDelete
Sounds like a great read. I love a book my daughter & I can both enjoy! Going to Amazon in a moment to put it on my "list". Thanks!ReplyDelete
have a beautiful day!ReplyDelete
Oh, now I want to fly with the wild geese!ReplyDelete
If only everyone could could what Nils did!...:)JPReplyDelete
Sounds like a wonderful book! Happy Sunday to you!ReplyDelete
This is in reply to all your comments: If I had known you would be interested, I would have reviewed it on my Wednesday's Books. It has lessons in kindness, wild animals, Swedish geography, folklore, and so on. If anyone reads it, please let me know. If any child of today reads it, I would love to know their reaction. You are right about a Western movie.--IngerReplyDelete
I think you talked about ths book not long ago -- I'm going to get it.ReplyDelete
I like books that teach a lesson. This sounds like a good one.ReplyDelete
I remember seeing a picture of a small boy flying on the back of a goose, but I cannot remember reading the book.ReplyDelete
Well since I'm a book person I had to look this book up and it's on Amazon and I put it on my list for buying later. It really sounds wonderful and I've never heard of it which surprises me as it's so well known and popular.ReplyDelete
She sounds lovely yo read. I will look her up. Thanks for this.ReplyDelete
Inger, I like Samson's pose in the sidebar. He looks like he's enacting the cover of "The Cat Who Came for Christmas"!ReplyDelete
Thanks for the book review! Hugs to you, Inger!ReplyDelete
Getting back into the reading routine. I love your reviews -- it gives me something to go on for future reads! :)ReplyDelete
thanks for the author suggestion...I'm always looking for great books to read. I hope you are doing well and it's always wonderful to hear from you!
Hi Inger! I've been so behind in blog reading. I have missed my "pen pals" and have spent the entire morning catching up! (Nothing is getting done around here.) Love the photos of your home place, the desert is so beautiful, the canyons and the mountains. Yes, humans are taking over. That's our nature. Love the name, "Thumbietot."ReplyDelete
Thanks for these later comments. I never reviewed the book because I thought it would be too Swedish to be interesting here. I'm so glad that so many of you seem to want to read it at one point in time or other. So I will say a few words about it and which one to get from amazon.ReplyDelete
I meant I will say something more about the book in a later post.ReplyDelete
I remember Nils....thanks for all the wonderful memories you awake in me!ReplyDelete
Gosh the lesson from "Nils' really applies to all of us doesnt it - the more we encapsulate ourselves from others and their experiences, the sooner we lose compassion, understanding and unity...thank you for sharing that!ReplyDelete
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