Müge İplikçi presents a masterpiece, this time for 8-12 year olds, after her earlier works for 6-8 year olds and young adults. A road story of a child with his mother, who found themselves in an immigration house in İstanbul… İplikçi successfully relates music’s healing power with the feelings of immigration and solidarity from a child’s point of view. The book fascinates the readers also with its powerful illustrations.
After coming to Turkey with his mother from his country where the sky and rivers glow like saffron, Salif’s life becomes a real struggle full of uncertainties. He would be the target of questioning looks and words until he is accepted as a part of this new country. While waiting to reunite with his musician father abroad, Salif finds himself joining the school band in the neighbourhood, even though he doesn’t even have a real home address, school registration or an identity card. Salif’s somber experiences mix with the moments of magic where the music unites all people. Would he be able to get together with his loved ones and discover a new place to live altogether?