Friday Face Off: The Wonderful Adventures of Nils

Friday Face Off

The Friday Face-Off was originally created by Books by Proxy:
each Friday, bloggers showcase book covers on a weekly theme.
Visit Lynn’s Books (@LynnsBooks) for a list of upcoming themes.
Please visit also Tammy at Books, Bones & Buffy (@tammy_sparks)
thanks to whom I discovered this meme.

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This year, there’s no weekly theme, you just choose a book you have recently read.
The four books I have read so far this year do not offer too many options, so I’m going with The Wonderful Adventures of Nils, one of my last reads in 2022. This book has 642 editions available on Goodreads… Don’t worry, I only feature 9!

I actually listened to the whole work, that is both The Wonderful Adventures of Nils and The Further Adventures of Nils Holgersson, a total of 17 hours of audio.

It is really a fascinating Swedish children’s classics, publiched in 1906-1907.
Click on the links to access my short review.


Click on the picture below if you want to identify the various editions
You can also right click and ‘open image in new tab’ to zoom in

The Wonderful Adventures of Nils


My favorite cover is the 1992 Harcover edition by Floris Books, because of the artistic quality.
The 2018 Arabic edition didn’t put much effort: just reverse the cover! But the art is not as detailed, it looks more like a bad scan job!

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Have you read this book?
Not sure about my next participation,
all depends on how my next reads will qualify