Children's Books (ages 8-12) • Novel
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KIDS OF ACACIA SQUARE
Trees are like human beings; they grow with love.
In her first book for children, Hatice Demir invites her readers to a village square, under the shade of an old acacia tree. The novel, which attracts attention with its elegant style and clear and simple narration, adds a hidden story from the past of the village to the joyful, curious and colorful lives of children. It whispers the value and immortality of good feelings such as love, understanding and cooperation that uplift people.
When the acacia tree which defies years in the village square, is knocked down in the storm, everyone who is used to taking shelter in its shadow is taken aback. Moreover, something unexpected is hidden in the trunk of the tree. Mr. Mustafa, who comes every day and sits under the acacia tree without talking to anyone, is now invisible. Although Ayber and Efe are frightened by his quiet solitude, they wonder about the old man’s closeness with the tree. Thanks to the benevolence of the children, the memories of the past will begin to bloom and the mystery of the tree will begin to unravel…
Hatice DemirBorn in Aydın in 1985, Hatice Demir studied Turkish Language Teaching in Muğla Sıtkı Koçman University. After finishing her university education, she started working as a Turkish Language Teacher in Mersin campus of ODTU Schools. She currently works as a teacher and an administrator in Izmir campus of the same school. Hatice Demir, stepped into the magical world of words when she was a child. She received awards in various poetry and story competitions during her middle and high school […]
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1st edition: 2022
village life • games • town square • memories • curiosity • intergenerational communication • helping • acacia tree • love • storm • friendship • agriculture • old age • football