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Şener Şükrü Yiğitler

Editor: Müren Beykan
Illustrator: Yusuf Tansu Özel

Chasing a dream from the Golden Horn to Lake Van…

The award-winning author of Turkish children’s literature, Şener Şükrü Yiğitler, is greeting the readers of Günışığı Kitaplığı with his new book based on the true story of Defterdar and Sütlüce, two small ferries of Golden Horn. He fluently tells the warm and hopeful story of Defterdar who is tired of travelling on the same route along Golden Horn and the Bosporus every day, and who dreams of big seas, even oceans. One day he learns that they will be sent to some other place with his friend Sütlüce. He’s over the moon as he thinks that their new place is a sea! Yiğitler is depicting the new lives of these two small Golden Horn ferries in the unique geography of Lake Van harboring many miracles and myths while reminding the readers about the importance of memory, loyalty and conveying cultural values to next generations.


The calm waters of Golden Horn waves with the friendship of İstanbul’s cheerful ferries. Especially Sütlüce and Defterdar… Defterdar, who dreams of sailing to the vast seas and oceans is like The Little Black Fish of Golden Horn. One day, his life changes completely after surviving from a big danger happened in Bosphorus. He learns that he’s going to be sent to the deep waters that he was so curious about and he goes crazy with joy. However where the small ferries are sent is not a sea but a lake. A lake named Van, keeping many myths and even maybe a monster hidden in its waters…

Şener Şükrü Yiğitler

Şener Şükrü Yiğitler

Şener Şükrü Yiğitler, was born in 1984, in İncesu, Kayseri. After graduating from English Translation and Interpretation Department of Istanbul University in 2006, he completed his master degree in Turkish Language and Literature Department of the same university in 2010. He received his PhD degree from Turkish Language and Literature Department of Muğla Sıtkı Koçman University in 2017. His first children’s novel Resimli Hayal Ansiklopedisi has received IBBY Turkey’s Jury Special Award in 2014. His second children’s novel Palyaçolar Giremez […]
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108 pages
120x180 mm
1st edition: 2020
3rd edition: 2022
ISBN: 978-605-7797-22-3
Barcode: 978-605-7797-223


solidarityhopetourismBosporusferrymediacultural heritageloyaltymythsnavalGolden HornLake Vanvalues

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