When the Snow Fell

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Random House Children's Books, Aug 11, 2009 - Juvenile Fiction - 176 pages
19 Reviews
Joel Gustafson’s journey toward becoming a man continues.

As it has in the past, the first snow of the year signifies to Joel Gustafson his very own New Year’s Eve. So when the snow begins to fall on a cold November day, Joel gets busy making new resolutions—three, to be exact.

As the winter days pass, life becomes ever more complicated. Joel has questions and the answers don’t necessarily come easily, but he is determined to keep his resolutions—for his father, for himself, and for their future.

In this companion novel to A Bridge to the Stars and Shadows in the Twilight, readers follow Joel’s journey as he realizes along the way that it will require determination, strength, and valor to truly become a man.


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Review: When the Snow Fell (Joel Gustafsson #3)

User Review  - Ellen Thielen - Goodreads

A departure from his usual detective series, this insight into the life of a 14 year old Swedish boy's life in the 1950s started out slow. After it gained momentum, and more characters, it redeemed itself some. Read full review

Review: When the Snow Fell (Joel Gustafsson #3)

User Review  - Tracy Wild - Goodreads

Sweet. Read full review

About the author (2009)

Henning Mankell is the prizewinning and internationally acclaimed author of novels for both adults and young people.


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