Children's Books (ages 8-12) • Novel
Bas Pedala Luna
KEEP PEDALING LUNA
Editor: Müren Beykan
Illustrator: Yusuf Tansu Özel
Sometimes getting lost is finding yourself.
Hacer Kılcıoğlu, who is loved for her cheerful style and her children’s and YA books that bring different cultures together, this time takes her readers to Kosovo after a bicycle group. The novel, which is woven with the spirit of discovery, cooperation and trust, tells an adventure full of surprises through the eyes of a child protagonist. While drawing attention with its fluent dialogues and original characters, the story makes readers of all ages us think about communication and prejudices while feeling the joy of embracing differences and of belonging to the same universe.
Luna founds the Flying Birds cycling group with her friends Yiğit, İpek and Atakan. She hardly gets permission from her father to go on a cycling tour in Kosovo with her mother. The mother and daughter duo, pedal with the excitement of discovering a new country, its songs and food… Until the moment they leave the group and get lost… When her mother goes to seek for help, Luna is left alone only with the advises of her father, the memories with her friends and her diary…
Hacer KılcıoğluShe was born in Alaşehir, Manisa. She worked as an English teacher. Loving to be a traveler, Kılcıoğlu compiled her childhood and youth memories in her books I was Once a Child (Ben Eskiden Çocuktum, 2003) and Speaking to Jale (Jale’yle Konuşmak, 2006). Her first children’s novel I Love Thursdays (Perşembeleri Çok Severim, 2009) is followed by a young adult novel named We were Three Children in İzmir (İzmir’de Üç Çocuktuk – Sezen, Haluk, Meltem, 2010) based on the memories […]
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1st edition: 2023
mother – daughter • bicycle • Kosovo • adventure • discovery • prejudice • intergenerational communication • animals • camping • Izmir • courage • keeping a diary • countries • different cultures