Children's Books (ages 8-12) • Poetry
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THE HUNDRED-YEAR-OLD PLANE TREE
Illustrator: Mustafa Delioğlu
“I am a hundred years old, but I am still
a young plane tree.”
Çiğdem Sezer, master author and poet of our contemporary poetry, celebrates our 100-year-old Republic with an epic poem. She associates the Republic, founded with unique mobilization under Atatürk’s leadership, with a majestic plane tree. She passes on the Republic’s ideals of glorifying independence, unity, inclusivity, and freedom to future generations. Enriched with clear poetic language and powerful imagery, the book is enhanced with unique colourful illustrations of the awardwinning acclaimed artist Mustafa Delioğlu.
I am a hundred-year-old plane tree in a very beautiful country.
My roots and branches
Reach into the soil, into the sky.
Name me, when this story comes to an end…
Çiğdem SezerBorn in Trabzon, Turkey, Sezer graduated from Ankara Gevher Nesibe Health Education Institute. She worked as a nurse and a teacher. Her poems were published in various literary magazines such as Kıyı, Karşı, Çağdaş Türk Dili and Varlık. After her first book of poems Kanadı Atlas Kuşlar (1991), she received Dünya Book Magazine Poetry Award for Çılgın Su (1993), Orhon Murat Arıburnu Poetry Award for Bir Şehrin Hatıra Fotoğraflarından (1998), 2006 Ceyhun Atuf Kansu Poetry Award for Dünya Tutulması (2005) […]
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1st edition: 2023
Republic • Atatürk • Turkish War of Independence • holiday • history • plane tree • freedom • education • mobilization • hope • independence • reading • dreams • childhood • equality • war-peace • Anatolia