Jostein Gaarder
The Orange Girl

The Orange Girl
“My father died eleven years ago. I was only four then, I never thought I’d hear from him again, but now we’re writing a book together.”

To Georg Røed, his father is no more than a shadow, a distant memory. But then one day his grandmother discovers some papers stuffed into the lining of an old red pushchair. The pages are a letter to Georg, written just before his father died, and a story, The Orange Girl.

But The Orange Girl is no ordinary story – it is a riddle from the past and centres around an incident in his father’s youth. One day he boarded a tram and was captivated by a beautiful girl standing in the aisle, clutching a huge paper bag of luscious-looking oranges. Suddenly the tram gave a jolt and he stumbled forward, sending the oranges flying in all directions.

Since that day, his father became obsessed with finding out the identity of the Orange Girl, and now, from beyond the grave, he is asking his son to help him solve the puzzle…

Praise for The Orange Girl:

“A whimsical, thought-provoking story, with more than one surprise in store”
Good Book Guide

“It should be read by all” Vogue

“A modern fairytale” Heat

” …makes you cry without feeling that you’ve been tricked… a youth novel with a bold approach to the really big questions; life and death” Dagbladet

“…a love-story of the classical sort” VG

Jostein Gaarder

Jostein Gaarder

In 1991, when Jostein Gaarder wrote Sophie’s World he believed that a novel on the history of philosophy would appeal only to a specialist readership. In 1995 the book was the most sold novel in the world.

To date Sophie’s World has been translated into 64 languages and has sold over 50 million copies. Jostein Gaarder’s other works, both his children’s books and adult novels such as The Solitaire Mystery, Through a Glass, Darkly, Vita Brevis , The Ringmaster’s Daughter, The Orange Girl, Anna. A Fable About The Earth’s Climate And Enviroment, and The Puppeteer, have proved hugely popular and been published around the world.

Rights sold to

Albanian - Onufri, Tirana
Arabic - Dar Al-Muna
Bengali - Sandesh
Brazilian Portuguese - Companhia das letras
British English - Orion, UK
Bulgarian - Damyan Yakov Publishing
Catalan - Empuries
Chinese (complex) - Ecus
Chinese (simplified) - Jieli
Croatian - Znanje
Czech - Albatros
Danish - Forum
Dutch - Signature
Estonian - Koolibri
Faeroese - Bókadeild Føroya Lærarafelags
Finnish - Tammi
French - Seuil
Georgian - Nectar Publishing
German - Hanser Verlag
Greek - Livani
Hebrew - Kinneret/Zmora
Hindi - Rajkamal Prakashan
Hungarian - Animus
Icelandic - Edda
Indonesian - Mizan
Italian - Longanesi
Japanese - NHK
Korean - Hyonam
Latvian - Zvaigzne
Lithuanian - Alma Littera
Macedonian - TRI Publishing Centre
Malay - ITBM
Montenegrin - Nova Knjiga
Polish - J. Santorski
Portuguese - Presenca
Romanian - Ed. Univers
Russian - Amphora
Serbian - Geopoetika Publishing
Slovakian - Verbarium
Slovene - ValeNovak
Spanish - Siruela
Swedish - Rabén
Thai - Matichon
Turkish - Pan
Ukrainian - Litopys

Foreign rights

Oslo Literary Agency
Evy Tillman
Literary Agent, Children & Young Adult
[email protected]
+47 952 24 408

Edited October 09, 2017 by Oslo Literary Agency