First Books (ages 3-8) • Series
Havva ile Kaplumbağa
Havva and the Turtle
Editor: Müren Beykan
Another perceptive story by Behiç Ak that will make you smile, about natural life and human relations.
In this book of his “Cheerful Stories” collection Behiç Ak makes his readers ponder over concepts of attachment and leaving. Why and what do we get attached to, why and what do we leave? Does everything around us really belong to us?In the story of young Elif and Umut the turtle, the author describes the relationship people build with each other, life and the realities of nature. Story draws the attention of readers to the parallelism between human behaviour and that of animals. Ak who is a master observer of life through the eyes of different generations, once again gives clues to understanding children’s dreams.
Young Elif whose parents work on nature protection project is a child who speaks very rare. Havva with whom she spends her days is her only friend and confidante. When they had to move to Adana City for a project concerning sea turtles, Elif had to leave Havva behind carrying her in her heart. It is the season for sea turtles to lay eggs. Elif and her parents joined a protection and research group. The efforts of the baby turtles to reach the sea and Elif’s efforts to reach Havva again converge, but how?
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 draws daily cartoons for 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 other plays Fault Line (Fay Hattı) and City for One (Tek Kişilik Şehir) were staged in Europe and attracted big interest. The documentary film he produced and directed in 1994, […]
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