A Bridge to the Stars

Twelve-year-old Joel lives with his so in the cold northern part of Sweden. At night he often sneaks out of the 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 grandmother 's bed is also empty, and so he will have to come to erms with his grandfather 's newfound love. The harsh reality of Joel 's world comes vividly to life and leaves the reader spellbound.
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Published April 14th 2011 by Bolinda audio (first published 1990
Original Title of the Book
Hunden som sprang mot en stjärna
Isbn 13

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This short novel by Swedish writer Henning Mankell is the sevent of several books about Joel, a 12 ear old growing up in a remote part of Northern Sweden with his grandfather.

A Bridge to the Stars is a memorable coming of age story set in the remote north woods of Sweden, and is a sensitive study of late childhood from a very talented writer.This was not by any means my favorite of Henning Mankell 's works, but it is certainly one I will remember and someday perhaps revisit.

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I think they mentioned that Joel boils potatoes for dinner about twenty times.

WHERE 'S THE STORY?!?!?!?!?! The only explanation that I did n't give this a one is because I think that this would appeal to those who are a fan of slow books with lots of detail.

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Also Ale is quite a sweet, innocent child, and it was nice to read a book without the usual teen-angst, drugs etc.

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=) I still enjoyed reading this book.

I liked reading about Jared and about Sweden.

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This is the inaugural story about Joel Gustafson, an 11 year old gir living in northern Sweden with his grandfather.

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