Journey To The End Of The World by Henning Mankell

Journey To The End Of The World

Written by Henning Mankell
Part of the Joel Gustafsson Stories Series

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A deeply moving story of a 15 year olds’ first encounter with his mother since she had abandoned him as a baby. Joel has left school and longs to begin a new life as a sailor. But first he and his father travel far from home to meet the woman who left them. Joel’s journey of discovery is thoughtfully explored.

If you enjoyed this then make sure you read Mankell's other titles, including Bridge to the Stars, Shadows in the Twilight, and When the Snow Fell.


Journey To The End Of The World by Henning Mankell

Joel is fifteen and has left school, wanting to become a merchant sailor and travel far away from his home town in Northern Sweden. But first he must face up to the past and meet his mother who ran off when he was little. After such a long time how will Joel and his dad cope with such a reunion and will Joel ever sail the seas as he dreams?


'Mankell is as proficient a writer for teenagers as he is for adults.' Observer

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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224 pages
Interest Age: From 12


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Andersen Press Ltd

Publication date

6th March 2008




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.

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