About “The Mystery of Nils”

A fascinating story

We all hate textbooks that begin with “Hello, what’s your name?“, don’t we?
“The Mystery of Nils“ is a coherent story, which starts very simply, but develops into a fascinating novel. Can’t stop reading? Well then ‒ you will have to learn Norwegian!

Relevant vocabulary

We have carefully selected the most frequently used words in the Norwegian language and made sure that the story is primarily made up of them. Separate texts and exercises focus on conversational topics that will prepare you for living in Norway.

Visualized, simple explanations

Grammar is a headache? Not with “The Mystery of Nils“. Uncover the structure of the Norwegian language with pictures, casual yet comprehensive explanations, and a lot of easy to remember examples.

Practice online as much as you wish

Repetition is the key to learning a language. At www.skapago.eu/nils you will find a great number of exercises, a vocabulary trainer, videos about pronunciation, and a whole lot more.

This is the story:

Erna Langvik gives her eight year old granddaughter a special birthday present: a doll inspired by the traditional Norwegian mythical creature “Nisse“. Nils ‒ as the doll is called ‒ leads a happy life with his new family in Oslo. But due to an accident, Nils finds out that he means a lot more to Erna than just being a birthday present. Without knowing it, he has been carrying a painful secret, and during an adventurous trip to Northern Norway, he helps Erna to make one of the most important decisions of her life.

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