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A bridge to the stars

A bridge to the stars

Mankell, Henning

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

eBook, Electronic resource, Book. English.
Published London: Andersen Digital, 2014
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Statement of responsibility: Henning Mankell
ISBN: 1849398119, 9781849398114
Intended audience: Children.
Note: Downloadable eBook.
Note: Fiction.
System: Mode of access: World Wide Web.
Series: Joel Gustafson Stories ; 1.
Subject: Fathers and sons Juvenile fiction.; Single-parent families Juvenile fiction.; Children's stories.

Accelerated Reading

Book Level: 4.5
Interest Level: UY
Points: 6
Quiz Number: 208366

Author note

Henning Mankell was born 1948 in Stockholm and grew up in the Sweden. At the beginning of the nineties he developed the first novel about an inconspicuous Swedish policeman. The Inspector Wallander novels are now a prize-winning series, consistently at the top of bestseller lists throughout Europe. His novelSidetrackedwon the CWA Gold Dagger in 2001. He has worked as an actor, theatre director and manager in Sweden and in Mozambique, where he is head of Teatro Avenida.


"This slim gripping mystery suggests that Mankell is as proficient a writer for teenagers as he is for adults."
Observer||"This is a deep, serious story, written with the lightest of touches and no hint of condescension."
Guardian||"Touching tale of a young boy growing up in northern Sweden."
The Bookseller||"One of the world's leading authors has written a moving story about a teenager's life in Northern Sweden."
Publishing News||"A thoughtful read"
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