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The Girl On Roller-Skates

Zeynep Cemali

Editor: Mine Soysal
Illustrator: Gözde Bitir

A warm story woven with memories and bringing different generations together!

Zeynep Cemali, one of the bestselling children’s books authors, is bringing together village life and city life; childhood and senility in the heartwarming story of a deaf girl.


Şerare is deaf but lucky because she can live like a normal person thanks to her education. She spends her summer holiday with relatives who live in a village close to Istanbul. The villagers call her “The Girl on Roller-skates” because she never takes off the roller-skates her father gave her as a gift. But she cannot help thinking of her vacation assignment all the time. Her assignment is to relate the childhood memories of the elderly in the village. At the end of the summer, Şerare not only finishes her assignment but also affects the lives of these people in many ways.

Zeynep Cemali

Zeynep Cemali

Zeynep Cemali, born in 1950, proved her talent as a story writer and successfully applied her original story-telling also into her novels. She has reached readers of all ages through her books with high circulation figures. Cemali died in 2009, leaving behind her last novel Woman From Ankara.
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224 pages
120x180 mm
1. edition: 2003
41. edition: 2020
ISBN: 978-975-6227-69-5
Barcode: 978 975 6227 695


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