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Up Against the Troublesome Four

Gülsevin Kıral

Editor: Müren Beykan
Illustrator: Ebru Tatlısu

Can goodness be seen through a telescope?

Gülsevin Kıral, who is an award winning author of entertaining children’s books full of mystery and fun, touches upon the importance of solidarity and standing against injustice in her new book. This compelling story reminds us that what’s happening in a small classroom is actually a reflection of what’s happening outside in the society. While always standing by the innocence of all children, the author makes us to think about the reasons that trigger misbehaving people. With its lively style and realistic characters, the book covers various interesting themes like bullying among friends, astronomy and moving to a new place.


Ege was very excited about showing the new telescope he made at home to the whole class. This excitement in the classroom helped the newcomer Ceylan most, to get closer with her classmates although she was quite nervous about getting used to her new school. However, as always The Troublesome Four managed to bother them and ruin their day. They spoiled the excitement of the whole class about Ege’s new telescope. Furthermore, they made fun of toothy Ceylan by putting a carrot on her desk. Ege made an excellent plan to deal with The Troublesome Four who never do their home works and always cheat in the exams… Would the whole class be able to get together and bring the Troublesome Four on their knees?

Gülsevin Kıral

Gülsevin Kıral

She was born in Eskişehir in 1959. She graduated from Boğaziçi University, Department of Economics and worked in the banking sector for long years. Her articles were published in various literary journals, and she also made translations. Her books Ablamı Nereye Kaçırdılar (2006), and When Fleas Were Barbers and Camels Were Brokers (Berber Pire Tellal Deve, 2008) published by Günışığı Kitaplığı, received awards. Following her book Posta Kutumdan Sihir Çıktı (2006), her detective-like stories “Gizli Silahın Formülü Hangi Zarfta?” and […]
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144 pages
120x180 mm
1st edition: 2017
9th edition: 2023
ISBN: 978-605-9405-39-3
Barcode: 978 605 9405 393


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