The Solitaire Mystery by Jostein Gaarder

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While taking a car trip through Europe with his father in search of his long-lost mother, a mysterious miniature book about a sailor shipwrecked on a strange island on which a deck of cards has come to life holds the clues to understanding the disappearance of Hans Thomas's mother many years before.
 

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Jostein Gaarder was born in Olso, Norway on August 8, 1952. A former high school philosophy teacher, he now writes numerous novels for children and adults. His best known work is Sophie's World. He has received numerous awards including the Deutscher Jugendliteraturpreis in 1994 for Sophie's World, the Buxtehude Bulle in 1997, and the Willy-Brandt-Award in 2004.
 
Published January 1, 1996 by ORION CHILDRENS. 352 pages
Genres: Education & Reference, Literature & Fiction, Mystery, Thriller & Suspense, Science Fiction & Fantasy. Fiction

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Admirers of Gaarder's first translated work, the bestselling Sophie's World, will be familiar with this Norwegian ex-philosophy teacher's talent for transforming what is essentially a vigorous round o

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Admirers of Gaarder's first translated work, the bestselling Sophie's World, will be familiar with this Norwegian ex-philosophy teacher's talent for transforming what is essentially a vigorous round o

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