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The Plane Tree With High Blood Pressure

Behiç Ak

Editor: Müren Beykan
Grafik tasarım: Suzan Aral

A hopeful story from Behiç Ak about protecting common values ​​that make our lives meaningful!

This masterpiece among the books written and illustrated by Behiç Ak, is published in Turkey in 1994 by Günışığı Kitaplığı, 23 years after it was first published in Japan and received the 1986 Noma Concours Encouragement Award. Caricaturist and writer Behiç Ak makes his young readers think about protecting the common heritage and embracing memories and values. The book, which is regarded as a classic with its surreal colours and details, criticizes the destructive nature of humans with a realistic but hopeful story. It is a very colourful story that leaves a mark in the memory of every reader, from all ages.


Ayşe and Ahmet’s father is like the old plane tree in the village.

He is as big as a giant, and he sleeps and sleeps all the time.

Of course, it is because the old man is suffering from high blood pressure. One day, when the giant plane tree dried, the children were alarmed!

Could it be that the blood pressure of the old tree had gone up too much, like their father’s?

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Behiç Ak

Behiç Ak

He was born in Samsun and studied architecture in Yıldız University and İstanbul Technical University. He’s a well-known cartoonist, author, illustrator, and documentary film director. He draws daily cartoons for Cumhuriyet Newspaper since 1982. His cartoons were exhibited in several countries like Netherlands, Switzerland and Germany. Besides his plays Separation (Ayrılık) and Building (Bina), his two other plays Fault Line (Fay Hattı) and City for One (Tek Kişilik Şehir) were staged in Europe and attracted big interest. The documentary film he produced and directed in 1994, […]
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1986 Noma Concours Özendirme
Encouragement Award



32 pages
200x230 mm
1st edition: 2009
18th edition: 2023
ISBN: 978-9944-717-11-3
Barcode: 978 9944 717 113


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