Why Am I Here?
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Why Am I Here?  -     By: Constance Orbeck-Nilssen
    Illustrated By: Akin Duzakin

Why Am I Here?

Illustrated By: Akin Duzakin
Eerdmans Books for Young Readers / 2016 / Hardcover

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Why Am I Here? by Constance Orbeck-Nilssen and illustrated by Akin Duzakin, is a heartwarming story of a young girl who wonders what her life would be like if she lived in a different place. With a simple text and breathtaking illustrations, this is a story of curiosity and self-awareness as this girl ponders what life may be like living in a city with millions of people, or living in the woods where there is no sound, or living amongst many others that she doesn't know and trying to get to some place safe to live.

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Title: Why Am I Here?
By: Constance Orbeck-Nilssen
Illustrated By: Akin Duzakin
Format: Hardcover
Number of Pages: 32
Vendor: Eerdmans Books for Young Readers
Publication Date: 2016
Dimensions: 8.50 X 11.75 (inches)
Weight: 1 pound 1 ounce
ISBN: 080285477X
ISBN-13: 9780802854773
Ages: 5-9
Stock No: WW854777

Publisher's Description

A remarkable book for encouraging self-reflection
  
In this empathetic book, a young girl wonders what life would be like if she lived somewhere else. What if she lived in a city with millions of people? What would it be like to be a refugee from a war-torn country? Is she meant to be in a different place? Or is she right where she’s supposed to be?
 
Stirring and impactful, this book will cause readers to ponder life’s big questions and have a better understanding of their place in the world.
 
 
 

Author Bio

Constance Ørbeck-Nilssen studied at the Norwegian Journalist Academy in Oslo and completed the writing program at the Norwegian Children’s Literature Institute. She now works as a freelance journalist and children’s author, and she has written a number of picture books, including I’m Right Here (Eerdmans). She lives in Norway.
 
Akin Duzakin is a Turkish-Norwegian illustrator and children’s author. In 2006 he won the Bokkunstprisen award for illustration, and he was nominated for the Astrid Lindgren Memorial Award in 2007 and 2008. He previously collaborated with Constance Ørbeck-Nilssen on I’m Right Here (Eerdmans). Akin lives in Norway.

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"An introspective book that will provoke reflection. . . . This Norwegian import takes young readers seriously, respecting their innate sense of compassion and need to derive meaning from the seemingly inexplicable."

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