IBBY Turkey - The Children’s Novel of The Year 2005

In his first children’s book,  author and documentarist  İsmet Bertan is telling a breathless adventure looking at the world both from animals’ and human beings’ points of view. With its simple but perfect language, this book is an unforgettable first novel for especially those who just started to read. While reading the adventure of Speedy Tosbi children are geting prepared to life and feeling the joy of readimg.

Overview

Little turtle Tosbi and his mother live in the garden of an elderly couple’s house. Tosbi spends his days feeding on the fresh vegetables in the garden, playing with his friends and Sezen, the granddaughter of the couple. These carefree days end when Tosbi is caught in the claws of a red falcon. Tosbi is pulled in a series of incredible adventures which start with his being a show turtle in a prison, then the subject of a rocket that children are trying to fire. Tosbi falls on a truck full of straw and goes to a zoo far away. Then, Doctor Biri –whom Tosbi meets as a result of an unexpected accident– and his friends take him back home. But the pink crystals of Doctor Biri will change Little Tosbi’s life completely…

 

İsmet Bertan

İsmet Bertan was born in 1959. He graduated from Erzurum Atatürk University, Department of Turkish Language and Literature. After working as a teacher for some years, he moved to İzmir and started to work for TRT (Turkish Radio Television).  In his childrens’s books, he shows that animals and man can live together in harmony. In his historical novel series for young adults, “Once Upon a Time in Anatolia” he tells extraordinary stories from different regions and periods of Anatolia.Besides writing children’s and young adult books, Bertan still produces educational, cultural and documentary programs for TRT.  He lives in İzmir with devamı için tıklayınız

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