First Books (ages 3-8)Series
Gülümseten Öyküler Dizisi

Güneşi Bile Tamir Eden Adam
The Man Who Repairs Even The Sun

Behiç Ak

Editor: Müren Beykan

A humorous story which will make children to think about consumption frenzy.

Behiç Ak, internationally known author and cartoonist, questions today’s excessive consumption habits that at times turns into a frenzy and makes us forget the value of what we posses. With his humorous style backed with caricature like colourful illustrations, Ak is offering a joyful yet thought provoking reading experience to his child readers. Behiç Ak’s books are loved by thousands of children in Turkey, Japan, China and Germany. His plays are put on stage in several countries in Europe and his play books are also well known in many countries. This story is full of clues about how to change and renew our lives while still respecting the past.

Overview

Mr.Muammer,the butcher of the island is a very pretentious person who can easily be offended. He is not talking to his brother, the hardworking repairman Mr.Kadir. However, Mr.Kadir who mends everything, even the broken hearts, is not aware of this. He repairs everything broken; renovates and tells about the history of the old pieces.The white goods seller doesn’t like the repairman as he sees him as an obstacle to selling new goods and earning money. The islanders also are bored of their old possessions and want to buy new things. Eventually, they get together and make a plan to send the repairman away for some time. How they would manage this?

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Behiç Ak
AUTHOR

Behiç Ak

He was born in Samsun and studied architecture at Yıldız Technical University and İstanbul Technical University. He’s a well-known cartoonist, author, illustrator, and documentary film director. Since 1982 he’s been drawing the cartoon strip “Kim Kime Dum Duma” that criticizes daily life. His cartoons were exhibited in several countries like Netherlands, Switzerland and Germany. Besides his plays Ayrılık and Bina, his two other plays Fay Hattı and Tek Kişilik Şehir were staged in Europe and attracted big interest. The documentary film he produced and directed in 1994, Türk […]
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Specifications

68 pages
130x195 mm
1st edition: 2008
76th edition: 2024
ISBN: 978-9944-717-01-4
Barcode: 978 9944 717 014

Themes

communicationconsumption frenzyold waresrespect of the pastconservationeconomyholiday

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