Jostein Gaarder’s worldwide philosophy bestseller Sophie’s World is reimagined as a graphic novel by writer Vincent Zabus and artist Nicoby, with this first volume exploring the tenets from Socrates to Galileo.
One day, Sophie receives a cryptic letter posing an intriguing question: “Who are you?” A second message soon follows: “Where does the world come from?” It is the beginning of an unusual correspondence between our curious young heroine and her mysterious pen pal. As the questions begin to pile up, Sophie is propelled headlong into a startling adventure through the history of Western philosophy. Her search for answers will see her explore each of the major schools of thought as she tries to uncover the true nature of the letters, her secretive teacher, and above all, herself!
In this witty comics adaptation, Vincent Zabus and Nicoby have reinvented Jostein Gaarder’s novel of ideas—a beloved bestseller that has already won the hearts of over 50 million readers around the world—to bring Sophie’s charming exploration of meaning and existence to a whole new medium.
“...its endlessly inventive artwork and increasingly meta approach are an unexpected treat. In encouraging readers to find their own philosophical voice, this slyly subversive history book reveals it’s actually far more interested in the future than the past and is far more entertaining for it.”Buzz
“It’s back again in a new avatar bringing back Sophie’s enchanted, philosophical expedition to a whole new spirit. In this extensive witty graphic compilation, Zabus and Nicoby have rediscovered Sophie’s World and creatively adapted it for the readers of current times. “Cent Magazine
“… Via the creative adaption team of Vincent Zabus and Nicoby (Nicolas Bidet) he transmits thoughts and ideas in brief snippets, accompanied by funny illustrations that hold the attention.”The Sling and Arrows Graphic Novel Guide