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 AçıkBorn in Adana in 1980, Ömer Açık graduated from Hacettepe University, Department of Classroom Teaching. He worked as a teacher first in a village of Adana, then in Mardin and Istanbul. He likes to spend time with children, to wander around the streets and to travel. In his first children’s novel A Station Called Violet (Menekşe İstasyonu, 2015), he tells the solidarity story of a neighborhood. In his second children’s novel novel My Dad’s Hilarious (Benim Babam Ömür Adam, 2015) Açık told the story of a […]
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1st edition: 2017
12th edition: 2023
justice • family • courage • school life • teacher-student communication • library • injustice • alphabet • poetry • peacefulness • debate