Children's Books (ages 8-12)Novels

Benim Babam Ömür Adam
My Dad’s Hilarious

Ömer Açık

Editor: Müren Beykan

After his debut novel A Station Called Violet, Ömer Açık continues with another heartwarming neighbourhood story where nostalgic features such as a bakery and a bookshop with cats play an important role. It’s a fascinating story of a strong childhood imagination.


Daydreamer Memo finds a friend just like him: Uncle Poet. Uncle Poet and Memo dream together and meet under a mulberry tree. Memo’s ultimate dream is to have a bicycle. For that dream, he needs to carry the violet belt that his baker father gave him for a week without losing it. Excited and nervous, Memo faces another surprise from his family…

Ömer Açık

Ömer Açık

Born in Adana in 1980, Ömer Açık graduated from Hacettepe University, Department of Classroom Teaching. He worked as a teacher first in a village of Adana, then in Mardin and Istanbul. He likes to spend time with children, to wander around the streets and to travel. In his first children’s novel A Station Called Violet (Menekşe İstasyonu, 2015), he tells the solidarity story of a neighborhood. In his second children’s novel novel My Dad’s Hilarious (Benim Babam Ömür Adam, 2015) Açık told the story of a […]
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140 pages
120x180 mm
1st edition: 2015
13th edition: 2023
ISBN: 978-605-9952-57-6
Barcode: 978 605 9952 576


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