Children's Books (ages 8-12) • Novels
Hödük, Güdük, Bir de Bıdık,
Rap Rap Rap!
Gawky, Stumpy And Bitty, Tramp Tramp Tramp!
The life struggle of street animals, an unforgettable example of solidarity!
Ismet Bertan who is known for his unique novels depicting ancient Anatolian civilizations is using his incredible power of observation and his cinematographic language to invite his younger readers to the world of animals living in the streets. The story is about those animals bought without thinking and then thrown out to the streets all of a sudden like an old decorative object. The life struggle of these animals left out in the streets is being recounted from their point of view. The novel that dwells upon the friendship among three different animals with different characteristics and looks, promises an interesting reading experience on animal rights, love and solidarity.
Hödük (Gawky), moves from the animal farm to a bird seller’s shop and then to the home of a family as ther new puppy. However, his stay at home does not last long and he finds himself back in the street when the family looses interest in him. While roaming the streets full of dangers, he meets Güdük (Stumpy) the lap dog and Bıdık (Bitty) the yellow kitten. Güdük was also thrown out of his home while Bıdık, who doesn’t know that her mother was run-over by a car is looking for her everywhere. Will the threesome who join paws in the arduous conditions of the streets be able to shake off the Black Dog gang that is after them?
İsmet BertanHe was born in 1959, in a small village of Manisa. After studying Turkish Language and Literature in the university, he worked as a teacher for a couple of years. He moved to İzmir afterwards and worked as a documentary program producer and director in TRT (Turkish Radio Television) for many years. His first children’s novel Speedy Tosbi (Hızlı Tosbi, 2005) was published together with its picture book Little Tosbi Looks for His House (Minik Tosbi Evini Arıyor, 2005) in […]
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