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Behiç Ak

Editor: Müren Beykan
Grafik tasarım: Suzan Aral

Have you ever owned handfuls of colorful marbles?

Beloved author Behiç Ak once again meets with his readers with a warm neighborhood story. This picture book takes the readers to the magical world of playing outside with friends in the same neighbourhood, with its themes of friendship and sharing. In this rising age of digital games and the decline of outdoor games, this story encourages children to make peace with their environment.


İbo and Pisi return from the funfair with a cube filled with hundreds of shiny, colorful glass marbles. One day, İbo’s father, disturbed by his son’s obsession with these toys, throws them out of the window to get rid of them! However, now all children in the neighbourhood are charmed by the marbles. All adults get together to stop this madness, but…

Behiç Ak

Behiç Ak

He was born in Samsun and studied architecture in Yıldız University and İstanbul Technical University. He’s a well-known cartoonist, author, illustrator, and documentary film director. He draws daily cartoons for Cumhuriyet Newspaper since 1982. His cartoons were exhibited in several countries like Netherlands, Switzerland and Germany. Besides his plays Separation (Ayrılık) and Building (Bina), his two other plays Fault Line (Fay Hattı) and City for One (Tek Kişilik Şehir) were staged in Europe and attracted big interest. The documentary film he produced and directed in 1994, […]
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28 pages
230x200 mm
1st edition: 2014
12th edition: 2023
ISBN: 978-605-9952-00-2
Barcode: 978 605 9952 002


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