Children's Books (ages 8-12) • Novels
Editor: Müren Beykan
Do you know who invented the alphabetical order?
In his third novel, the well liked educator and writer Ömer Açık is telling a philosophical story extending from school corridors to life itself. The novel challenges the often used alphabetical order and attracts interest with its narrative full of surprises. The writer invokes the forgotten power of words and raises the question of important concepts such as justice, freedom, solidarity using peaceful realistic characters. The last novel of Ömer Açık, whose children’s novels such as A Station Called Violet and My Dad’s Hilarious where he relates neighborhood stories full of hope, are greatly enjoyed and appeal to readers of all ages.
The only reason Veysel and eight more students cannot buy the school’s dashy blazers is alphabetical order. From now on they are the blazerless of the school. Well whose idea was it to place A at the very beginning followed by B and C and place Z at the very end? Veysel will fight against this injustice and an unsigned notice will create a snowball effect. Now, everyone including the teachers are challenging rote implementations. Will the successive questions brought up open the way to new ideas?
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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1. edition: 2017
9. edition: 2021
justice • family • courage • school life • teacher-student communication • library • injustice • alphabet • poetry • peacefulness • debate