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Leyla Ruhan Okyay

Editor: Müren Beykan
Illustrator: Nezahat Melis Eraydın

A house out of control and a defiant grandfather resisting gravity!

Leyla Ruhan Okyay, who tells sincere stories of people from different segments of society, is telling about an extraordinary family in her new novel. With her plain language and effective observation power, she invites her readers to a house full of mischievous family members. While whispering the unforgettable emotions, beautiful moments and surprises of growing up to the ears of readers, this novel attracts attention with its characters who are so real and magical at the same time. A Mess Not A House! is a lovely and fun story about communication, solidarity, achievement and responsibility from beloved author Leyla Ruhan Okyay whose books are enjoyed by readers of all ages.


All the work in Sinan’s house in on the shoulders of his mother Nurten, who is a teacher. When she broke her leg at school, everything at home gets out of control: The dishes rising like a skyscraper, ants walking all around the house, mountains of dirty clothes, a the kitten secretly sneaked into the house, and as if these were not enough, a stubborn, defiant grandpa who resists gravity… everything became so chaotic and the house turned into a mess! Would this crazy family be able to overcome all the problems before their mom recovers?

Leyla Ruhan Okyay

Leyla Ruhan Okyay

She was born in Alpullu, Kırklareli in 1952. She graduated from Faculty of Architecture, İstanbul Technical University. She worked on some city conservation projects of the same faculty’s History of Architecture and Restoration Institute; and completed her master degree in the same area. Okyay, with her pure telling style, wrote many stories and participated in some anthologies. The most popular of those was published in 2006 and translated to German, gathering nineteen stories from Turkish authors together. In 2012, her […]
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136 pages
120x180 mm
1st edition: 2020
5th edition: 2022
ISBN: 978-605-7797-12-4
Barcode: 978-605-7797-124


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