1997 Eğitim Sen Children's Story Contest Special Jury Award
In her award winning book, Pakize Özcan invites children into the world of animals. This short story is drawing attention to the conflicts between rulers and the ruled in modern world and to the most frequently used method of supression. Through this lovely animal story children readers understand that in order for the ruled ones to get back their freedom, opinion differences should be set aside and the society should get united around a common goal.
As he gets older and loses his power day by day, the authority of the king of the forest, the lion, gradually decreases. In the meantime unemployment, poverty and corruption increases in the forest. In order to take things under control, the lion king gets more and more cruel and the animals living in the forest decide to give an end to this situation.
But it wouldn’t be so easy for all the animals with different opinions to get together against the tyrant king…