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Ali, Cavid’e Karşı

İrem Uşar

Editor: Müren Beykan
Illustrator: Huban Korman

The story of a child who fights against pandemic in the light of science…

Beloved author İrem Uşar, narrates the story of COVID-19 pandemic from a child’s point of view. While trying to bring the child readers, who are all adversely effected by this extraordinary period, closer to the world of science and increase their enthusiasm to become scientists in the future, Uşar is telling a hopeful story to her readers of all ages. The discovery journey of Ali, whose family and school life turned upside down due to pandemic, will help adults as well in answering the questions of children about the virus honestly and clearly. The book is adorned with beautiful and colourful illustrations of Turkey’s 2021 ALMA nominee, award winning artist Huban Korman, and is written under the scientific consultancy of Prof. Önder Ergönül.


Ali and his family’s life have changed a lot due to the pandemic. While struggling with the difficulties of online distant education on one hand, Ali also worries about his mother who is a healthcare professional. Although his family applies all protection measures, their stubborn neighbour Mrs. Külyutmaz’s carelessness causes Granny Yaşar to get the virus. Ali, who is very worried about his grandmother taken to the hospital, unexpectedly encounters with Cavid the Virus. As he talks to the virus, he learns many things about human body, illness and the virus itself. Will his grandmother win the fight against this deadly virus and return home? Will Ali be able to help her recovery with the information he got from Cavid the Virus?..

İrem Uşar

İrem Uşar

She was born in Istanbul, in 1975. Uşar studied Radio, Television, Cinema at Marmara University. She worked as a reporter, editor and script writer. In 2010, she participated in a writing workshop in Antwerp, Belgium, with the invitation of PEN, and wrote her first children’s book The Light That Moved from the Light House (Fenerden Taşınan Işık, 2011) published by Günışığı Kitaplığı. The book was part of a special project coordinated by Günışığı for Sivrice Lighthouse near Assos, Turkey. She gained […]
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112 pages
150x200 mm
1st edition: 2020
3rd edition: 2022
ISBN: 978-605-7797-28-5
Barcode: 978-605-7797-285


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