Children's Books (ages 8-12) • Novels
THE MISSING NOTEBOOK
Editor: Müren Beykan
To accuse, as well as to be accused, dries up the gardens!
Gülsevin Kıral, who is known for her fictions full of mystery and humor, is now telling a school story that’s as gripping as a mystery novel. The adventure of a class full of students in search of the “criminal” among them evolves into an experience of confronting with emotions such as prejudice, exclusion, suspicion, and trust. Teachers and students collaboratively dispersing the panic clouds caused by the grading system, memories blooming in the neighborhood garden, all depict a world full of hope. The gripping detective themed story touches the hearts of readers with its clear and hopeful narration style that makes the voice of nature audible.
Class 6A gets into a total chaos when the notebook of their math teacher Fussy Filiz disappears all of a sudden. If the notebook is not found, they will all be punished with bad grades. Thinking that they do not deserve such a punishment, children go after finding the notebook. The anxious quest not only brings out the good and bad in them but also causes them to reevaluate their friendships. Meanwhile, while the neighborhood bakery is surrounding a group of friends with its reassuring smells, the weed-grown garden in the place of the old house begins to whisper the unforgettable memories that Fussy Filiz has kept secret…
Gülsevin KıralShe was born in Eskişehir in 1959. She graduated from Boğaziçi University, Department of Economics and worked in the banking sector for many years. Her articles were published in various literary journals and she has translation works. Her books Ablami Nereye Kacirdilar published in 2006, and Berber Pire Tellal Deve (When Fleas were Barbers and Camels were Brokers) published by Günışığı Kitaplıği in 2008, received awards. After her book titled Posta Kutumdan Sihir Cikti (2006), the humor and mystery themed […]
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1st edition: 2021
3rd edition: 2023
school life • diary • teacher-student communication • garden • family • exclusivism • prejudice • trust • past • friendship • grading system • slander • bakery