Children's Books (ages 8-12) • Novels
Editor: Müren Beykan
A story of discovery in the footsteps of truth, humanity and trees...
In her new children’s novel, Sevgi Saygı, loved for her intriguing and exciting novels, welcomes her readers to a family home nestled in nature, on the Aegean coast of Turkey. This is a fun growing up story of three children spending their summer holidays in a village, discovering their own strength and nature. Based on the love of nature and our responsibilities towards the world, the book softly whispers in our ears the importance of earth, trees and green environment for humanity. A novel that makes “acquaintance” with the world of those who are not like everyone else, those with different perspectives who are thought to be “freaks” and those who believe in the benevolent power of the soil and writing!
In their grandfather’s village where they have gone for the summer holidays, Yaprak, tired of her younger brother Yaman’s mischief, finds the solution in escaping to the forest nearby and spending most of her time there. Unaware that the special toy she calls “freak” will get stuck in her bag and come home with her, she continues to write her story. Things get complicated when Yaman follows her to the forest and their cool cousin Şeyda shows up. Yaprak is very unhappy as she can’t see a choice but to leave the freak back in the forest. Then, her grandfather shares a secret with her…
Sevgi SaygıSevgi Saygı, was born in 1957 in İzmir, graduated from Dokuz Eylül University, Department of Cinema and Television. She worked as assistant film director with famous movie director Atıf Yılmaz and wrote several film scripts. Saygı is currently writing books for children and young adults. Her first children’s novel Where Did Dad Go? (Babam Nereye Gitti?, 2009) is followed by What’s Happening to My Uncle? (Amcama Neler Oluyor?) and Mystic Days (Gizemli Günler). Her standalone children’s novel Shimugula (Şimugula) published in 2010 attracted big attention and is followed by My […]
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1st edition: 2022
3rd edition: 2023
to write • toys • siblings • nature • to grow up • friendship • intergenerational communciation • forest • holidays • agriculture • prejudice • knowing yourself • to sew • mystery • tales