Shadows In The Twilight by Henning Mankell
  

Shadows In The Twilight

Written by Henning Mankell
Part of the Joel Gustafsson Stories Series

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Joel’s journey of discovery about himself and the small town in which he lives is beautifully observed. Henning Mankell gets right inside the head of his sensitive twelve year old hero who, after surviving a car accident, feels he must show some kind of gratitude but to whom and how?

If you enjoyed this then make sure you read Mankell's other titles, including Bridge to the Stars, When the Snow Fell, and Journey to the End of the World.

Synopsis

Shadows In The Twilight by Henning Mankell

Joel will soon be twelve, and he thinks nothing's going on in the small community where he lives. But he's wrong there. One day, a Miracle happens to him. He's very nearly run over by a bus, but is miraculously unhurt. Now, what do you do when a Miracle has come your way? Shouldn't you show gratitude somehow? But how?

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Mankell's story always hovers on the edge of magical realism but he suggests that there is no magic as powerful as the imagination of a melancholy child. -- Stephanie Merritt Observer Translated beautifully by Laurie Thompson ... there is no need to have read the previous book to be entranced by this one. -- Jo Klaces TES Beautifully written The Bookseller A concise and questioning narrative that will amply reward reflective readers aged 10 and above. School Librarian Through Joel, Mankell invites us to think about what it is that makes us who we are, in this beautiful book. Booktrusted.co.uk

About the Author

Henning Mankell

Internationally acclaimed author Henning Mankell has written numerous Kurt Wallander mysteries. The books have been published in 33 countries and consistently top the bestseller lists in Europe, receiving major literary prizes and generating numerous international film and television adaptations.

Henning Mankell was born in Stockholm in 1948, raised in a village in northern Sweden and now divides his time between Sweden and Maputo, Mozambique, where he works as the director of Teatro Avenida.

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Book Info

Format

Paperback
160 pages
Interest Age: From 12 from 12

Author

Henning Mankell
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Publisher

Andersen Press Ltd

Publication date

1st March 2007

ISBN

9781842706206

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Publisher Profile

Andersen Press Ltd is an imprint of Andersen Press

logo Andersen Press is one of the leading independent children’s publishers, publishing some of the biggest names in the world of children's books including the much-loved picture book characters the Little Princess and Elmer the patchwork elephant. Andersen Press is the home of many award-winning authors and illustrators including Melvin Burgess, Rebecca Stead, Satoshi Kitamura, Tony Ross, David McKee, Chris Judge and Jeanne Willis. Founded in 1976 by Klaus Flugge it won the Bologna Best Children’s Publisher prize in the European Category in 2016, the company’s 40th anniversary year.

Publisher's Website

www.andersenpress.co.uk


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