While researching for the sleuthing competition, I came across the sculpture "Sprungen ur boken" (Runing from the book) by Ralf Borselius
, celebrating Selma Lagerlöf's "Nils Holgersson". It is displayed in Karlskrona, Sweden. The city commissioned the bronze for the centenary of the book's publication in 2006.
The life-size figure (which in this case means "no taller than a hand's breadth") sits atop a cupola 100 cm in diameter. Along its bottom edge there is an inscription with a quote from the book: "Not an instant did he pause to consider, but rushed on toward the church."
(Translation Velma Swanston Howard, available at Project Gutenberg