In this book of his “Cheerful Stories” collection Behiç Ak makes his readers ponder over concepts of attachment and leaving. Why and what do we get attached to, why and what do we leave? Does everything around us really belong to us? In the story of young Elif and Umut the turtle, the author describes the relationship people build with each other, life and the realities of nature. Story draws the attention of readers to the parallelism between human behaviour and that of animals. Ak who is a master observer of life through the eyes of different generations, once again gives clues to understanding children’s dreams.

Overview

Young Elif whose parents work on nature protection project is a child who speaks very rare. Havva with whom she spends her days is her only friend and confidante. When they had to move to Adana City for a project concerning sea turtles, Elif had to leave  Havva behind carrying her in her heart. It is the season for sea turtles to lay eggs. Elif and her parents  joined a protection and research group. The efforts of the baby turtles to reach the sea and Elif’s efforts to reach Havva again converge, but how? 

 

  

Behiç Ak

Behiç Ak was born in 1956  in Samsun Turkey. He’s a well known cartoonist, author, illustrator and documentary film director. He studied architecture in Yıldız University and  İstanbul Technical University.  Architectural education helped him to develop a better understanding and awareness about all the details of human life. His different way of looking at people, nature, buildings, objects; in short at everything surrounding us is reflected with a humorous and responsible  style in all versatility of his work. Since 1982 Behiç Ak  is drawing daily comic strips under the title “Kim Kime Dum Duma” (Everybody for Himself) for the well known Cumhuriyet  newspaper. His comic books devamı için tıklayınız

Other Books

3rd edition

Bulutlara Şiir Yazan Çocuk

The Child Writing Poems for the Clouds
Behiç Ak
2nd edition

Gökdelene Giren Bulut

The Cloud That Came Indoors
Behiç Ak
3rd edition

Bebek Annem

Momy Is My Baby
Behiç Ak
7th edition

Çatıdaki Gezegen

The Planet In The Attic
Behiç Ak

“Chubby Books” Series

Chubby Books Series
Behiç Ak
8th edition

Ben Ne Zaman Doğdum?

When Was I Born?
Behiç Ak
8th edition

Eve Giden Küçük Tren

Little Train Goes Home
Behiç Ak
5th edition

Bilyeler

Marbles
Behiç Ak
14th edition

Postayla Gelen Deniz Kabuğu

The Sea Shell That Came by Post
Behiç Ak
8th edition

Bizim Tombiş Fiyonk Makarnayı Çok Seviyor

Chubby Adores Bowtie Pasta
Behiç Ak
18th edition

Yaşasın Ç Harfi Kardeşliği!

Hurray For The Brotherhood Of Ç!
Behiç Ak
25th edition

Akvaryumdaki Tiyatro

Theatre in the Acquarium
Behiç Ak
32rd edition

Galata’nın Tembel Martısı

Galata's Lazy Seagull
Behiç Ak
12th edition

Bizim Tombiş Taştan Hiç Anlamıyor

The Many Ways of a Stone
Behiç Ak
17th edition

Benim Bir Karışım

How Long is My Hand?
Behiç Ak
30th edition

Kedilerin Kaybolma Mevsimi

Cats' Season of Disappearance
Behiç Ak
13th edition

Yüksek Tansiyonlu Çınar Ağacı

The Plane Tree With High Blood Pressure
Behiç Ak
48th edition

Güneşi Bile Tamir Eden Adam

The Man Who Repaired Even the Sun
Behiç Ak
28th edition

Pat Karikatür Okulu

Pat Cartoon School
Behiç Ak
33rd edition

Vapurları Seven Çocuk

The Boy Who Loves Ferries
Behiç Ak
24th edition

Buzdolabındaki Köpek

The Dog in the Fridge
Behiç Ak
16th edition

Geçmişe Tırmanan Merdiven

The Stairs Leading to the Past
Behiç Ak
8th edition

Karikatür Kitabı

The Book of Cartoons
Behiç Ak
24th edition

Alaaddin’in Geveze Su Boruları

Alaaddin's Chattering Water Pipes
Behiç Ak