Children's Books (ages 8-12) • Novels
Editor: Müren Beykan
An autistic sibling, an elephant and a skater boy! Go figure!
One of the most admired authors of our contemporary children’s literature, Sevim Ak salutes Günışığı Kitaplığı readers with her last novel. Touching the delicate heart of a child who can center her life around her autistic sibling, the author makes the readers feel the silent and deep love of those who cannot stand up for themselves and who remain silent against the world. Ingeniously emphasizing the difference between the busy adults of modern times and the naive world of children, the book makes the reader ponder about the feeling of responsibility. Enriched with happy sensations and coincidences that raise a smile on the reader’s face, the book reminds us that hope and love can conquer all challenges. With its plain yet impressive narrative, this book will truly leave mark on readers from all ages.
Melisa, who takes over her parents’ responsibilities who themselves are so buried in work, has to hold back her urges for going out and playing with her friends and to take care of her autistic sibling. But that summer brings along seven colors of a rainbow with the elephant named Bubik and the skater boy. As Melisa and her new friend try to figure out the adults’ complicated world, they also take brave steps to really get to know themselves…
Sevim AkShe was born in Samsun. She was graduated from Chemical Engineering Department of Yıldız Teknik University in 1976. Her first children’s book My Kite is in the Clouds (Uçurtmam Bulut Şimdi, 1987) received the Children’s Literature Story Award given by Akademi Publishing House. She wrote scripts and stories for children’s programs broadcasted on TRT (Turkish Radio & Television). Her play “Tagging my Dreams” was staged by İstanbul City Theaters and the play adopted from her book The Rooster Man and […]
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1. edition: 2016
7. edition: 2021
Barcode: 978 605 9952 866
solidarity • responsibility • family • zoo • siblings • friendship • summer holiday • soup kitchen • parents breaking up • gymnastics • autism • accident