I must have read this book 100 times, at least. I remember reading this book as a young girl and was so fascinated by this world that Gaarder built. I looked up all the places mentioned in this book on a real map (There was no google map back then) and imagined in my little head.
I still have the copy somewhere and would love to read it again. I would recommend this book to any little girl who dreams of a different world, of a different time.