Joel is growing up. He is getting interested in girls. Just look at his New Year's resolutions: 1 - to see a naked lady; 2 - to toughen himself up so that he can live to be a hundred; and 3 - to see the sea.
They all look pretty impossible for a motherless boy in Northern Sweden. Especially as his sailor dad is keen to drown his sadness in drink, and all the local matrons are narrowly watching the pair of them. And then he saves old Simon from a frozen death in the woods, and Joel becomes a local hero.
This is the third title in the popular series of children's books from this master storyteller. A Bridge to the Stars and Shadows in the Twilight, also by Bolinda.
About the Author
Henning Mankell is one of Sweden's leading authors. He has written plays and novels for adults and children which have been translated world-wide. His Kurt Wallender crime novels are international best-sellers. He now lives in Mozambique, with his wife and two children, where he is working to set up a national theatre company.
Audience: Teenager / Young Adult
Format: MP3 CD
Published: 1st May 2014
Weight (kg): 0.5