Behiç Ak is master of humour, whose “Cheerful Stories” series for the age group 5-8 has already become a classic in Turkish children’s literature. Little Train Goes Home is his second novel for the age group 8-12, after his many award winning first novel Hurray for the Brotherhood of Ç!. In this joyful yet thought provoking new book, he’s telling the rebirth story of a village that lost its joy and villagers finding a new way to return to life for making a dream come true. The novel cites important social and personal issues such as property relations, the joy of life and working together to reach a common goal, with a humorous plot and attractive illustrations. The story glorifies the imagination power of children and their way of perceiving life as a story, while underlining the leadership and creativity of women. With its colourful characters, hopeful story and lively illustrations this book promises a joyful reading experience for all!

Overview

After shut down of the coal mine in their small village long time ago, villagers have forgotten the joy of being productive. Holed up in their houses, they seem to have lost all their hope for life. One day, a woman named Münevver comes out of nowhere, with all of her belongings burdened on her donkey. Her dreams seem to be much crazier than even the the dreams of little daydreamer boy, Ilyas. Causing a big sensation in the village, Münevver starts to knock on the doors of villagers together with Ilyas. Would they be able to bring the village back to life again?..

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 illustrates daily cartoons for the 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 plays named 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, named The History of Censorship in Turkish Cinema – Black Screen (Türk Sinemasında Sansürün Tarihi devamı için tıklayınız

Other Books

New

Altı Kırk Dört Dalgası

THE 6.44pm WAVE
Behiç Ak
3rd edition

Tavşan Dişli Bir Gözlemcinin Notları

NOTES OF A BUCK-TOOTHED OBSERVER
Behiç Ak
6th edition

Her Şeyi Yanlış Anlayan Kedi

The Cat That Misunderstood Everything
Behiç Ak
4th edition

Tombiş Maskeli Baloya Katılmak İstemiyor

Chubby Doesn’t Want to Join the Masquerade
Behiç Ak
12th edition

Bulutlara Şiir Yazan Çocuk

The Child Writing Poems for the Clouds
Behiç Ak
5th edition

Gökdelene Giren Bulut

The Cloud That Came Indoors
Behiç Ak
10th edition

Bebek Annem

Momy Is My Baby
Behiç Ak
18th edition

Çatıdaki Gezegen

The Planet In The Attic
Behiç Ak

“Cheerful Stories” Series

Behiç Ak

“Chubby Books” Series

Chubby Books Series
Behiç Ak
12th edition

Ben Ne Zaman Doğdum?

When Was I Born?
Behiç Ak
9th edition

Bilyeler

Marbles
Behiç Ak
31st edition

Postayla Gelen Deniz Kabuğu

The Sea Shell That Came by Post
Behiç Ak
14th edition

Bizim Tombiş Fiyonk Makarnayı Çok Seviyor

Chubby Adores Bowtie Pasta
Behiç Ak
38th edition

Yaşasın Ç Harfi Kardeşliği!

Hurray for the Brotherhood of Ç!
Behiç Ak
33rd edition

Akvaryumdaki Tiyatro

Theatre in the Acquarium
Behiç Ak
41st edition

Galata’nın Tembel Martısı

Galata’s Lazy Seagull
Behiç Ak
19th edition

Bizim Tombiş Taştan Hiç Anlamıyor

The Many Ways of a Stone
Behiç Ak
29th edition

Benim Bir Karışım

How Long is My Hand?
Behiç Ak
38th edition

Kedilerin Kaybolma Mevsimi

Cats' Season of Disappearance
Behiç Ak
16th edition

Yüksek Tansiyonlu Çınar Ağacı

The Plane Tree With High Blood Pressure
Behiç Ak
64th edition

Güneşi Bile Tamir Eden Adam

The Man Who Repairs Even The Sun
Behiç Ak
34th edition

Pat Karikatür Okulu

Pat Cartoon School
Behiç Ak
21st edition

Havva ile Kaplumbağa

Havva and the Turtle
Behiç Ak
44th edition

Vapurları Seven Çocuk

The Boy Who Loves Ferries
Behiç Ak
31th edition

Buzdolabındaki Köpek

The Dog in the Fridge
Behiç Ak
23rd edition

Geçmişe Tırmanan Merdiven

The Stairs Leading to the Past
Behiç Ak
11th edition

Karikatür Kitabı

The Book of Cartoons
Behiç Ak
29th edition

Alaaddin’in Geveze Su Boruları

Alaaddin's Chattering Water Pipes
Behiç Ak