Listen to this audiobook excerpt from Jostein Gaarder's novel Sophie's World. One day fourteen-year-old Sophie Amundsen comes home from school to find in her mailbox two notes, with one question on each: Who are you? and Where does the world come from? From that strange—but irresistible—beginning, Sophie becomes obsessed with these and other questions that explore matters both small and large, some that take her mind far beyond what she knows of her family and life in her Norwegian village.
Jostein Gaarder; Translated by Elizabeth Rokkan; Illustrated by Rosemary Wells
Farrar, Straus and Giroux
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