Children's Books (ages 8-12) • Novels
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Today My Name is Cactus
Editor: Müren Beykan
Çiçek (Flower) who is tired of hearing her parents say “Come on Çiçek!” decides to be a different flower every day. Çiçek’s mood changes depending on the kind of flower she is. She can be a daisy going “loves me, loves me not” one day and become a cactus showing spines the next day. According to Çiçek who looks at the mirror everyday to check whether she has the pimples that will accompany her growth, the only obstacle to her happiness is her new born sibling. Is it possible that those who say, “You will grow up when you become a sister,” are wrong?.
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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