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Akin Düzakin, Jostein Gaarder

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

A picture book with fundamental philosopical questions, posed in a way only Jostein Gaarder is capabel of. Illustrator Akin Düzakin has made an independent picture narrative that underscores the existential aspect of Jostein Gaarder’s philosophical questions.

A young boy on a journey alone in an open landscape. It’s a journey in thoughts and dreams, it’s about losing something and about grief, but also about understanding the mysterious and magical element of living as a human being.

Rights sold to

  • Language Foreign publisher
  • American EnglishArchipelago Books
  • American English, British EnglishDalkey Archive Press
  • ArabicDar Al-Muna
  • Braz. PortugueseCompahnia das Letras
  • Chinese (complex)Grimm Press
  • Chinese (simplified)The Writer’s Publishing House
  • CzechAlbatros
  • FrenchEditions La Joie de lire
  • GermanCarl Hanser Verlag
  • GreekLivanis
  • HungarianCser Kft.
  • ItalianLonganesi
  • KoreanSigongsa
  • PersianHoupaa Books
  • SlovakianAlbatros Media
  • SpanishSiruela
  • SwedishKabusa Böcker
  • TurkishPan

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Additional info

  • Det spørs
  • 2012
  • Aschehoug Forlag
  • Children, Picture Book
  • 65 pages