A Bridge to the Stars ebook
by Henning Mankell
Translated by Laurie Thompson
Translated by Laurie Thompson.
This short novel by Swedish writer Henning Mankell is the first of several books about Joel, a 12 year old growing up in a remote part of Northern Sweden with his father
This short novel by Swedish writer Henning Mankell is the first of several books about Joel, a 12 year old growing up in a remote part of Northern Sweden with his father. It is followed by a second book, Shadows in the Twilight and most recently, The Boy Who Slept in the Snow (also known as When the Snow Fell).
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12 year old Joel lives with his father in the cold northern part of Sweden. At night he often sneaks out of his father's house to look for a lonely dog he has seen from his window. On the bridge across the icy river he starts a secret society and has adventures. But one night he discovers that his father's bed is also empty and will have to come terms with his father's new-found love. The harsh reality of Joel's world comes vividly to life and leaves the reader spellbound
Children and teenagers.
Henning Mankell is the prizewinning and internationally acclaimed author of novels for both adults and young people. His adult novels dominate bestseller lists across Europe. Born in a village in northern Sweden, Mankell divides his time between Sweden and Africa, where he works with AIDS-related charities. He is also director of Teatro Avenida in Maputo, Mozambique. Mankell's companion novels about Joel and his father are Shadows in the Twilight, When the Snow Fell, and Journey to the End of the World.
series Joel Gustafson Stories.
Books by this Author. Henning Mankell Author Biography. Author Henning Mankell was the acclaimed author of the Kurt Wallander mysteries plus more than 20 other novels, both series and stand-alones.
Inspired by Your Browsing History.
He was the first winner of the Ripper Award and also received the Glass Key and the Crime Writers’ Association Golden Dagger. ore about Henning Mankell. Category: Teen & Young Adult Fiction. Inspired by Your Browsing History. Praise for Mankell’s Kurt Wallander novels: The Nordic King of the European thriller writers.