Questions Asked – Jostein Gaarder and Akin Duzakin


51j9pasmcgl       Questions Asked – Jostein Gaarder and Akin Duzakin, (Translated by Don Bartlett), Elsewhere Editions, (9780914671664), 2017

Format:  Paperback ARC

Rating: 1-5 (5 is an excellent or a Starred review) 4

What did you like about the book? Philosophical questions: Where does the world come from? Has there always been something here? Or has it all come from nothing?” These are the first three questions on page one. There are no answers; there are only questions as we travel our thoughts through this softly illustrated book. This is not a book for young children but maybe for graduating high schoolers or religion or philosophy classes. Or a teacher might use it with younger students to evoke discussion, as the questions are certainly provocative, begging for reflection.

Anything you didn’t like about it? No.

To whom would you recommend this book? This is not a book for young children but maybe for graduating high schoolers or religion or philosophy classes. Or a teacher might use it with younger students to evoke discussion, as the questions are certainly provocative, begging for reflection.

Who should buy this book? Public libraries and teachers of appropriate classes.

Where would you shelve it? Where should this book be shelved? In philosophy?

Should we (librarians) put this on the top of our “to read” piles?   Not quite sure, very intriguing and provocative.

Reviewer’s Name, Library (or school), City: Katrina Yurenka, Moderator, Youth Services Book Review

Date of review: 10/25/2016

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