Children's Books (ages 8-12) • Novels
A Station Called Violet
Editor: Müren Beykan
People of a neighbourhood are standing up for their railway station!
In his first children novel, young writer Ömer Açık invites his readers with to a small neighbourhood by the coast of Küçükçekmece Lake and tells their story of defending a railway station. In this novel praising solidarity, the readers will also find themselves thinking about the consequences of urban regeneration and fading professions. Based on his own experiences and observations as a teacher, the writer manages to reflect the children’s excitement and their power to shape the life. A novel full of hope for those who like to see different views from life through the window of a train coach or to read their book in a train station, away from the fast-moving and transforming world outside.
The story of the Violet Town people who managed to shape their lives in this lovely suburb by the coast of a violet colored, ice cold lake… People of the town who, through generations, build their houses, their schools and their roads, one day hear the news about their station. They all get together to save the past and the future of their neighbourhood.
Ömer AçıkHe was born in Adana in 1980. He grew up in Ankara and graduated from Hacettepe University Education Department. His first job as a teacher was in a village in Adana, then in Mardin and then in İstanbul. Açık loves to be with children, to be on the streets and to travel. In his first children’s novel A Station Called Violet (Menekşe İstasyonu, 2015), he tells the story of a neighborhood and solidarity. And in his next children’s novel My […]
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1st edition: 2015
7th edition: 2020
Barcode: 978 605 4603 824
solidarity • professions • history • urbanization • neighbourhood life • protection • municipal • rights • communication between • generations