Following her well-loved novel for young adults Ay Deniz’le Buluşunca (When Moon Meets Sea), Karin Karakaşlı wrote for children for the first time. This book is witnessing the warm and sincere conversation between two siblings. Arya who is in second grade tries to answer the innumerable questions of her brother who is in kindergarten and has an unlimited imagination, and to spare time to play with him.


As far as Arda is concerned the sun can rise at night. Why can’t India be called Sindia? Potions made with spices can aid the dinosaurs on the moon. Someday, some people may steal the moon and not bring it back. Why is their mother who is a teacher teach other children rather than teaching them?.. There is no end either to Arda’s imagination, or to his questions! But if his sister Arya weren’t around, there would be no joy in asking these questions or trying to find answers! What about Arya? Is it easy to find answers to all these questions or to be Arda’s sister?..


Karin Karakaşlı

Karin Karakaşlı, born in 1972, graduated from the St. George Austrian High School and the Boğaziçi University, Department of Foreign Languages and Translation. Karakaşlı worked as culture and arts editor of Agos newspaper and the lead author  of the same newspaper. In addition to her story books Can Kırıkları (2002) and Başka Dillerin Şarkısı (1999), the writer has a novel named Müsait Bir Yerde İnebilir miyim? (2005). Karakaşlı won third prize in 1994 Gençlik Kitapevi Story Competition, first prize in 1995 Gençlik Kitapevi Story Competition and was awarded with Yaşar Nabi Nayır Gençlik Award in 1998.

Other Books

2nd edition


Residents of the Old Mansion
Karin Karakaşlı
4th edition

Dört Kozalak

Four Pine Cones
Karin Karakaşlı
9th edition

Ay Denizle Buluşunca

When The Moons Meets The Sea
Karin Karakaşlı