First Books (ages 3-8) • Series
Güneşi Bile Tamir Eden Adam
The Man Who Repairs Even The Sun
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.
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?
Behiç AkHe was born in Samsun and studied architecture in Yıldız University and İstanbul Technical University. He’s a well-known cartoonist, author, illustrator and documentary film director. He illustrates daily cartoons for the Cumhuriyet Newspaper since 1982. His cartoons were exhibited in several countries like Netherlands, Switzerland and Germany. Besides his plays Separation (Ayrılık) and Building (Bina), his two plays named Fault Line (Fay Hattı) and City for One (Tek Kişilik Şehir) were staged in Europe and attracted big interest. The documentary […]
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