First Books (ages 3-8) • Story books
In her new book, beloved author Leyla Ruhan Okyay tells children to never give up their dreams and games. The story is about a schoolgirl’s unlimited imagination and praises creative playfulness which transforms children’s lives. The author successfully relates everyday life from a child’s point of view and also narrates the excitement of starting school and meeting with new friends.
Mavi (Blue)’s imagination has no limits. For her, it is very possible that there is a milk sea inside her wet nurse. The red ball she is holding may fly like a bird out of the window. Her imagination is also triggered by the games her mother creates to help her read. But despite all the dreams and her loving friends, Mavi sometimes feels very lonely at home. The news of a new friend is just what she needs. She hardly knows how many surprises await her!
Leyla Ruhan OkyayShe was born in Alpullu, Kırklareli in 1952. She graduated from Faculty of Architecture, İstanbul Technical University. She worked on some city conservation projects of the same faculty’s History of Architecture and Restoration Institute; and completed her master degree in the same area. Okyay, with her pure telling style, wrote many stories and participated in some anthologies. The most popular of those was published in 2006 and translated to German, gathering nineteen stories from Turkish authors together. In 2012, her […]
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