Constance Ørbeck-Nilssen
Why Am I Here?

A girl wonders what it is like to live in other places in the world, and why she is just who she is and where she is. Who would she be if she was born in another part of the world? Would she have managed in poorer living conditions? She tries to imagine herself in situations that kids in other parts of the world might be in. This children’s book approaches serious issues regard­ing identity, culture and global challenges in a beautiful and poetic way.

English PDF sample translation: Becky Crook.

«At once traditional and fresh, this is a poetic tale of child imagining wide vistas far beyond her familiar world. The book’s landscape format features soft and dreamy full-page illustrations that quickly draw readers deep into the protagonist’s fantasy world.»

Special Mention of the Jury, Bologna Ragazzi Award, 2015.

Constance Ørbeck-Nilssen

Constance Ørbeck-Nilssen

Constance Ørbeck-Nilssen (text)
Akin Duzakin (illustration)

Rights sold to

Chinese, English (World), French, Korean, Macedonian, Persian, Turkish.

Foreign rights

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Edited April 07, 2020 by Magikon forlag