Children's Books (ages 8-12)Novel

Günlerden Bir Gün
ONE OF THOSE DAYS

Hatice Demir

Editor: Müren Beykan
Illustrator: Ahmet Uzun

Sometimes life lodges in the wings of a crane.

Hatice Demir, loved with her novel Kids of Acacia Square, displays her mastery of language in a poetic novella this time. Set in a village by the lake where cranes dwell, she harmoniously blends past and present, making you think about what has been lost. Steering the helm toward love and hope, she navigates the challenges of growing up, resentments, and longings without leaving anyone behind with her sincere narrative. She tells a story that listens to the sounds of nature, alluding to the reliability of the cycle of life.

Overview

Holidays Güneş spends in the village takes a different turn. The unexpectedly changing life of her deary grandfather and playmate Kamil Efe and Umut’s resentment turn her world upside down. Fortunately, she has her friends and a crane named Gün by her side thanks to the unique nature of the nearby lake. Although she finds happiness in bittersweet childhood memories of picking mushrooms and searching for eggs in the forest, picnicking under the shade of the willow tree, and her grandmother’s chickpea-leavened bread, she will not be able to escape from facing the harsh realities…

Hatice Demir
AUTHOR

Hatice Demir

Born in Aydın in 1985, Hatice Demir studied Turkish Language Teaching in Muğla Sıtkı Koçman University. She started working as a Turkish language teacher and later took on administrative roles as well. Hatice Demir, stepped into the magical world of words when she was a child. She received awards in various poetry and story competitions during her middle and high school years, and continued to work on writing during her university years. Her debut children’s novel Kids of Acacia Square (Akasyalı […]
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Specifications

100 pages
120x180 mm
1st edition: 2024
ISBN: 978-625-6915-22-0

Themes

grandfather-grandchildvillage lifecranefriendshipnatureloss of a parentlakeintergenerational communicationdisabled lifememoriesmigratory birdsimagination

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