Children's Books (ages 8-12) • Novels
Cengâver, The Bewildered Hero
A book that offers a joyful and unique reading experience!
İsmet Bertan combines the characters and tales of traditional stories in a modern style and takes children on a journey full of fun. The breathtaking, hilarious adventures of Cengâver who is always determined to keep his promises and is responsible yet naive, guarantees to make readers laugh.
Cengâver who is good natured and naive, is at the same time equally mischievous and lazy. He sets out on a journey “to experience the real world” by the order of his mother who thinks he will never grow up to become a decent man. He meets with lots of people, both good and bad. Thanks to the magic gavel given to him by a mysterious creature (Camgöz) he rescues, Cengâver becomes braver than ever. His journey seems aimless until he reaches the Land of Cash. Here he unwillingly agrees to marry Melike Hindiba, the ugly daughter of the Sultan of Cash, and has to go on a journeyto find the dragon with two headsand bring back its eggs.
İsmet BertanHe was born in 1959, in a little village named Piyadeler in Alaşehir, Manisa. After graduating from Erzurum Atatürk University, Department of Turkish Language and Literature, he worked as a teacher for a couple of years. Then he moved to İzmir and worked as a documentary program producer and director at TRT (Turkish Radio Television) for many years. His first children’s novel Speedy Tosbi (Hızlı Tosbi, 2005) was published simultaneously with its picture book (in “Colour Your First Book” series) […]
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