Children's Books (ages 8-12) • Novels
Benim Babam Ömür Adam
My Dad’s Hilarious
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 AçıkHe was born in Adana in 1980. He grew up in Ankara and graduated from Hacettepe University Education Department. His first job as a teacher was in a village in Adana, then in Mardin and then in İstanbul. Açık loves to be with children, to be on the streets and to travel. In his first children’s novel A Station Called Violet (Menekşe İstasyonu, 2015), he tells the story of a neighborhood and solidarity. And in his next children’s novel My […]
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