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A picture book with fundamental philosophical questions, posed in a way only Jostein Gaarder is capable of. The illustrator has made an independent visual narrative that underscores the existential aspect of Jostein Gaarder's philosophical questions. Questions Asked shows confidence in a child's capacity to think deeply and read between the lines. The book follows a little boy traveling alone in an open landscape. Soon we realize he is on a journey of thoughts and dreams, asking questions about loss, myth, language, magic, and what it means to be a human being. Jostein Gaarder's philosophical questions merge with the beautiful illustrations of Akin Düzakin into a tale of friendship, love, and grief - and about daring to think about life as you live it.

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ISBN-13: 9780914671664
Publisher: Steerforth Press
Publication date: 05/09/2017
Pages: 72
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 7.20(h) x 0.50(d)
Age Range: 3 - 7 Years

About the Author

   • JOSTEIN GAARDER is a Norwegian intellectual and the author of several novels, short stories and children's books. Gaarder often writes from the perspective of children, exploring their sense of wonder about the world. His best known work is the novel Sophie's World: A Novel About the History of Philosophy (1991). It has been translated into 60 languages; over 40 million copies have been sold.
   • DON BARTLETT has translated novels by many Danish and Norwegian authors, among them Pet Petterson, Roy Jacobsen, Ida Jessen, and Jo Nesbo. He is the translator of Karl Ove Knausgaard's New York Times bestselling MY STRUGGLE series.

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Questions Asked

By Jostein Gaarder, Akin Düzakin, Don Bartlett

Elsewhere Editions

Copyright © 2017 Jostein Gaarder
All rights reserved.
ISBN: 978-0-914671-66-4


Where does the world come from? Has there always been something here? Or has it all come from nothing?

Is our planet the only one with life on it? Or is the universe teeming with life?

Could all the stars and planets have been here without anyone knowing about them?

Are there other clever creatures like us in the universe? Could there be creatures out there who have a better understanding of the world than we do?

Do angels and ghosts exist? Has anyone ever seen a supernatural being?

Can anyone know what I think?


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