Children's Books (ages 8-12) • Novels
Kardeş Mardeş Deme Bana!
DON’T CALL ME BROTHER!
Editor: Müren Beykan
Brotherhood is some miracle beyond blood ties!
In his first children’s novel, Kaan Elbingil, beloved with his “Berk” series, is telling a family story full of joy and worry, which touches the old Istanbul city. He tells about an “only child” who is not fond of sharing and how his family, struggling with economic difficulties, holds onto life while a surprise guest has a transformative effect in their lives. Offering a funny and hopeful read to readers of all ages, the novel depicts how being a family does not require blood ties and the magic of sharing and solidarity in an entertaining style.
Happy to be an only child, Salih Emre tries to adjust to his new neighborhood and new school. Exhausted by financial debts, his family invites a foreign student to their home so that he can keep him company just like a brother and teach him a foreign language. The arrival of Hans, who speaks broken Turkish, infuriates Salih Emre. His life begins to change when he finally manages to talk to their neighbor’s daughter Elif, and things take an unexpected turn at his father’s soup shop. Until one day, when there is a knock on the door…
Kaan ElbingilHe was born in Rize in 1971. He started his voice training in Dokuz Eylül University’s İzmir State Conservatory. He completed his education in 1994 and graduated from Bilkent University’s Music Faculty Voice Training Department. After Ankara State Opera and Ballet, he performed at İzmir State Opera and Ballet as a choir singer. Also being a positive dog trainer, Elbingil wrote articles about dog training in Popular Psychiatry Magazine. He prepared and presented radio shows. Children’s musical entitled Dodo the […]
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brotherhood • family • sharing • artisan • tourism • writing • responsibility • lies • trust • moving • borrowing • concert • orphanage • music • theatre