Questions Asked

Gaarder, Jostein: Det spørs

Where does the world come from?

Has anything always been here?

Or has everything come out of nothing?

Can anything come out of nothing?


A picture book with fundamental philosophical questions, posed in a way only Jostein Gaarder is capable of. The illustrator, Akin Duzakin, has made an independent picture narrative that underscores the existential aspect of Jostein Gaarder’s philosophical questions.

We see a young boy on a journey. Alone in an open landscape. A journey in thoughts and dreams. 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 English Archipelago Books
Arabic Dar Al-Muna
Brazilian Portuguese Companhia das Letras
Chinese (complex) Grimm Press
Chinese (simplified) The Writers Publishing House
Czech Albatros Media
French Editions La Joie de lire
German Carl Hanser Verlag
Greek Livanis
Hungarian Cser Kft.
Italian Longanesi
Korean Sigongsa
Persian Houpaa Books
Slovakian Albatros Media
Spanish Siruela
Swedish Kabusa
Turkish Pan

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