Question Marks in His Hair

We meet a reporter in Question Marks in His Hair: A character who has never given up asking questions, being curious; and who has always been into detective stories and movies. He also worked at a photo shop for a while. To be brief, we meet a character who seems to be the right person to be a reporter... Nowadays, he works as an announcer for weekend news and one day, he announces that a 10-ye

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There is Someone Up in the Sky

"That man changed my point of view. The unspoken rather than spoken, the unseen rather than seen began to catch my attention." After a while, that man who came out of nowhere and perched on the old electric wires started to change all the neighbourhood's perspective as well as Güneş's and made them realize the everyday details. This is a story by Sevim Ak which can look at tod

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From Stamp, From Stone, From Cabbage

In From Stamp, From Stone, From Cabbage, we meet the eco-conscious boy called Köstebek (Mole) who thinks that ordinary trash is really a treasure. He has been called by this nickname Köstebek ever since he was 5, when people realized his interest in digging out to find the rubbish and his enthusiasm to discover a mystery in whatever he looks at. The story becomes more captivating and whimsical

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Hot Chocolate-Flavoured Journeys

Close your eyes and imagine you are in a highly technological taxi. As soon as you are seated, the taxi is filled with mimosa scent and soft music. That’s not all! You have an internet connection and a cup of hot chocolate is ready to drink. What do you think? Wouldn’t it be nice to hang around in this taxi? If yes, you should meet Gülce and Su, the main chracters of our book. Don

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Strawberry Ice-Cream

Gülüş is a girl as sweet as a candy. Though she is only child of her parents, she barely lives alone. Her friendship with her aunt who is working in the museum, with heart-stricken dogs wholost their mommies, with their statuette which suddenly comes alive, with Mr. Fonti who plans to cheer up his retirement and with her Tonton Daddy leads her funny advantures. The flavour of the short stories

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There is Sun in Your Eyes

Perhaps you live in one of the big cities; you are hanging around, having fun and sharing your school desk with two other students. Perhaps you have your own computer. So, you are lucky... However, in our country, you have many friends whose names you do not even know. They all share the same sky with you. They try to survive in large families. Some cannot go to school because of the natural di

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Four Eyes

Colourful butterflies, watercolour paintings on the walls, a blue swimsuit decorated with shimmering gems, a dress whiter than white, a remote-operated toy car, super cute chicks, and what not... Millions of daily details... You will love reading these 13 stories, each one being more beautiful and full of details than the other.

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Little Secrets

One day, Sıla’s mom reads Sıla’s diary and she learns all of her daughter secrets. This upsets Sıla very much. So Sıla asks the Sun to erase these moments from her mother’s memory. However, the Sun goes down and cannot hear her wish. Meanwhile, the Venus comes and takes the Sun’s place, so the Venus answers Sıla’s call. With the compony of the Venus, Sıla sets on a

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Toto and His Class

Get ready! Beacuse the adventures of our incredible protagonist Toto, whom we know from the book Toto and His Umbrella, go on. You will find a number of reasons to have fun in Mr Togo's class. In the newcoming advrentures of Mimi, Selo and Lolo, the silence of their new friend Lolo, flower bouquet that cannot reach the right address, Toto's scientific dream, the game which children sudd

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The Rooster Man and the Pirate

We learn the story of a deaf and mute child named Yağmur (rain) who finds out that he has a special sensitivity for the vibrations while he was living in a basement apartment spared for the gatekeeper and he later becomes a sound technician, from the notes of a musician whose nickname is Rooster Man. Yağmur was born in a village where rain prayers was causing floods. After discovering that he i

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I Buy Second Hands

Pınar asks her mother for an organ of her dreams. Can one buy an organ by selling the old things, which have been lying under beds and in cupboards for years? The musical instrument of grandmother’s childhood, mother’s broken bicycle, the old French dictionary, father’s long-forgotten fishhook, dusty toys... How do all those things suddenly become so precious that they cannot

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My Sailor Grandfather

On a snowy day a man with curly hair, big nose, and red and green checkered scarf knocks at the door of a house. He and the father of the house have a harsh talk. After this man who makes traces on the snow by dragging one of his feet has left, and the father of the house starts to smoke cigaret after cigaret, the child thinks that it is up to him to make a detective story out of this episode.

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The Broken Umbrella

A little girl tries to find the owner of a broken umbrella she has found in the shop. The Peach Tree, the Tailor and the Seagull think that this umbrella belongs to an old man and begin to tell stories of old men with green umbrellas they have met in their old days. While telling their stories they touch the umbrella the shopkeeper is mending with their own tongues and ornament it. Towards the

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Sing Your Song to the Seas

Tan, a Tourism Vocational School student, works at a holiday village on the Black Sea Coast during his summer vacation and from his conversation with the cook’s assistant we learn his life story which has begun in a Central Anatolian town. The theater director Sezer has been put in prison because he was accused of child abuse. The only witness who could save him was Tan. But he chooses no

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A Little Bit of Teo

Since the day he moved to the neighbourhood, Teo became part of the everyday life of the neighbourhood with his unexpected approaches, his interest in mathematics, his interesting ideas and his disinterest in being a consumer. He is living alone. He doesn’t have any child. Even his unwillingness to have a child has its roots in his mathematical mind:

 

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The Girl With Tomato-Coloured Hair

The most talkative residents of Rotten Egg City are two crows named Tiktak and Tıktık who spend all their days by talking non stop on the top of the gumming tree. Nobody can understand what they are talking and everybody is fed up with their noise. One day, a tourist who is visiting the city decides to observe the crows. He starts to follow Tiktak. Tiktak is sneaking into the houses and offices

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Children of the Sun

For the Mobile Experiment Project, Sevim Ak traveled to 140 regional boarding institutions and 30 village schools in seven years with a team of 33 volunteers from the Association for the Support of Primary Education (İLKYAR). At the schools she visited, she read her stories to children and worked with them to create new stories and retell old ones. Afterwards, Ak compiled her memories from her

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The Adventures of the Little Girl Sakız

Sakız, is an eight year old girl. She lives in a flat with her mother, father, sister and her pet salamander. Sakız is shy and blushes easily. She likes to imagine herself as different characters in imaginary adventures. She believes that she is surrounded by mysteries waiting to be discovered. She dreams of becoming a geologist, a champion puzzle-solver and also a movie star.

 

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The Local Cinema of the Neighbourhood

There are ten stories in this book each one is narrated by a nine-year old little girl who tells about the experiences of the adults in her neighbourhood. The stories include over ten protagonists: children who try to ease the loneliness of an ex-movie star named Kenan by building a cinema in a woodshed, Hasan the shoe-maker, tries to overcome the longing for his grandson whom he has only seen

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My Kite Is A Cloud Now

Stories from the daily life of children in the same neighbourhood. The teller and the protagonist of the stories is a girl about six years old, who tries to learn the world by asking questions. Children who try to get to know the clouds after the string of their kite is broken; children who try to cope with unexpected problems while selling their old books; a little child who cannot tell his pr

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What Happened to the Pink Bird?

There are ten imaginative tales in this book: the first is about a child who hears music coming from the sky but who can’t convince people around him about what he hears. He sends a pink bird up into the sky to collect the music from the clouds. He waits several days for the bird’s return, but the bird doesn’t come back. In the meantime, he finds a friend who can also hear the

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Southwind Travelers

Southwind Travelers is a fantastical novel about four protagonists that relate well to our modern world. The first is a retired music teacher, Miss Güzin who is self-centered, pretensious and materialistic, then there is chubby and cute Aykut who symbolizes consumer culture and whose sole focus is food and specifically hamburger toppings. Satılmış is a child who earns a living working on the st

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The Window Across
In My Kite is a Cloud Now Sevim Ak introduced us to the sweet girl named Meltem. In The Window Across, Meltem’s adventures continue. In these most beautiful stories, we follow interesting events Meltem experiences at the school and in the neighbourhood where she lives. Sevim Ak is not a writer who pretends to be a teacher. She never tries to give children dry information. She approaches children s...
Toto and His Umbrella

Toto is an interesting little boy with an endless imagination. His ideas are original and he is good at making decisions on his own. Toto knows that he is unique and different from other children in the world. This book includes eleven stories about Toto and the importance of music, friendship, and love. In the stories, Toto solves problems, longs for discovery and excitement, learns about bein

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Penguins Cannot Play the Flute

In this book there are eight stories: the first is about a penguin who got tired of working at the circus and wanted to start a new life playing the flute, another relates the search for immortality of a song imprisoned in a music box, then there’s an account of the tricks played with puppets by an old tailor and his crow, next a sad tale of a seagull who was a homebody and his mate who l

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Waves Like to Gossip

There are nine stories in this book written about the atmosphere of the sea and its creatures. Creatures like the weaverbird Fiyonk who decorates her nest with colourful stones and shells, makes wonderful hats with things which she collects from garbage dumps and goes on an imaginery trip, the two seahorses named Çia and Si and their romance, salmons who overcome death in order to keep a promis

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Dad’s Eyes Are Cat Eyes

The girl named Ayçiçek moves to a new house together with her mother. Her father doesn’t come to the house. Father has lots of ‘gadgets’. Gadgets mean pieces of radios, tape recorders, washing machines and clocks. Everywhere, under the carpets, on the tables and armchairs, in the socks you meet with those gadgets. When father comes home from work, he spends all his time with t

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Puf, Pufpuf, Cuf, Cufcuf and Cino

Goose Puf who used to have an ordinary, calm life on the Red Butterfly Farm, flees from the farm to give a famous TV showman called Funny Bo a very special egg as a birthday present. Puf also escapes the farm because she is in love with Funny Bo. When they meet, Bo is interested in Puf too, but he doesn’t invite her into his house. Instead Bo places her in the pond in his garden. Although

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Vanilla Scented Letters

Kıymık is a boy of 11 with a highly developed imagination. His parents are divorced and they temporarily leave the boy at his grandmother’s care. Although not very old, the grandmother is nevertheless a very boring lady who is slower than a turtle, who has become disgusted with life, who never goes out and who has very strict rules. Kıymık turns his room into a private detective office. H

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