Questions Asked (Hardcover)
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 Duzakin into a tale of friendship, love, and grief - and about daring to think about life as you live it.
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.