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Henning Mankell

9 children’s books by the writer

Henning Mankell was born 1948 in Stockholm and grew up in the Sweden. At the beginning of the nineties he developed the first novel about an inconspicuous Swedish policeman. The Inspector Wallander novels are now a prize-winning series, consistently at the top of bestseller lists throughout Europe. His novel Sidetracked won the CWA Gold Dagger in 2001. He has worked as an actor, theatre director and manager in Sweden and in Mozambique, where he is head of Teatro Avenida.

7-9 years

The Cat Who Liked Rain

Henning Mankell

The Cat Who Liked Rain

This is the story of young Lucas who gets a most precious present for his birthday, a black kitten which he calls Night. Lucas becomes very attached to Night but one day Lucas comes home from school and discovers that ...

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14-17 years

The Fury in the Fire

Henning Mankell

The Fury in the Fire

Sofia lives in a village in Mozambique and is expecting her third child. Her beloved Armando works in the city and comes home on Saturdays. Life is hard, but things become much worse when, one weekend, Armando does not return ...

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12+ years

The Journey to the End of the World

Henning Mankell

The Journey to the End of the World

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 ...

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12-17 years

Shadows in the Twilight

Henning Mankell

Shadows in the Twilight

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 ...

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12-17 years

A Bridge to the Stars

Henning Mankell

A Bridge to the Stars

12 year old Joel lives with his father in the cold northern part of Sweden. At night he often sneaks out of his father's house to look for a lonely dog he has seen from his window. On the ...

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12+ years

A Bridge to the Stars

Henning Mankell

A Bridge to the Stars

12-year-old Joel lives with his father in the northern part of Sweden. At night he often sneaks out of his father's house to look for a dog he has seen from his window. On the bridge across the icy ...

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7+ years

The Cat Who Liked Rain

Henning Mankell

The Cat Who Liked Rain

Young Lukas gets a most precious present for his birthday, a black kitten which he calls Night. Lukas becomes very attached to Night, so when Night disappears, Lukas is desperate and searches for him everywhere.

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