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A Bridge to the Stars
by Henning Mankell Laurie Thompson Laurie Thompson

RRP €8.30

A Bridge to the Stars
by Author Name Henning Mankell, Laurie Thompson, Laurie Thompson

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List Price:8.30
Format: Paperback, 198 x 129 x 12mm, 160pp
Publication date: 01 Sep 2005
Publisher: Andersen Press Ltd
ISBN-13: 9781842704394


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.


"This slim gripping mystery suggests that Mankell is as proficient a writer for teenagers as he is for adults." -- Teresa Goodman and Kate Kellaway Observer "This is a deep, serious story, written with the lightest of touches and no hint of condescension." -- Jan Mark 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" -- Geoff Fox TES Teacher