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Behiç Ak

Editor: Müren Beykan
Grafik tasarım: Huban Korman

The changing life of Mr. Ç, who attended the 70th birthday celebration of the washing machine ...

This novel received the “Children’s Novel of 2013” award given by IBBY – Turkey (ÇGYD) and “Best Children’s Novel of 2014” prize given by Ankara University Children’s and Young Adult Literature Application and Research Center (ÇOGEM).

The novel depicts Ali’s transformation into a completely different person just because of a single letter added accidentally to his surname during the renewal of his ID card. In his fun and thought-provoking fiction, Ak is telling how social media changed our oral and written communication styles, how fast consumption has become the focus of our lives through the eyes of a child who became famous in the social media as “Mr. Ç”. This novel, enriched with colored, caricature like drawings of Behiç Ak invites the child readers, families and educators to think on the philosophy of life which changes shape in virtual and real environments.

Overview

When Ali couldn’t find his ID card, he applies for a new one and surprisingly discovers that an extra Ç letter is added to his last name in the records just by mistake. Although his father is very angry about this mistake, Ali is very happy because a single letter would make him a completely different person. His followers in social media and his friends at school started to call him as “Mr. Ç” . However, in a world where everything is cınsumed and thrown away so quicikly, how would Ali Hoşgörüç survive?

Behiç Ak
AUTHOR

Behiç Ak

He was born in Samsun and studied architecture at Yıldız Technical University and İstanbul Technical University. He’s a well-known cartoonist, author, illustrator, and documentary film director. Since 1982 he’s been drawing the cartoon strip “Kim Kime Dum Duma” that criticizes daily life. His cartoons were exhibited in several countries like Netherlands, Switzerland and Germany. Besides his plays Ayrılık and Bina, his two other plays Fay Hattı and Tek Kişilik Şehir were staged in Europe and attracted big interest. The documentary film he produced and directed in 1994, Türk […]
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Specifications

104 pages
120x180 mm
1st edition: 2013
60th edition: 2024
ISBN: 978-605-4603-61-9
Barcode: 978 605 4603 619

Themes

communicationfamilytechnologygetting to know one’s selfmeans of communicationconsumptionfriendshipchangesocial mediaFacebook

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