Sevim Ak İstanbul Kitap Fuarı'ndaydı!


Sevim Ak, 32. İstanbul Kitap Fuarı'nda,7 Kasım Perşembe ve 8 Kasım Cuma günleri gerçekleştirdiği imzada okurlarıyla buluştu.

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Netherlands held a reception for Sevim Ak


A reception was organized for Sevim Ak in the Dutch Palace, on the occasion of Netherlands being invited to the 31st TÜYAP Istanbul Book Fair as the “Guest of Honor”.

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A few weeks in Netherlands


Sevim Ak stayed in Netherlands for the month of October as a guest of the Netherlands Ministry of Education. Here is a description of her stay through her words:


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“Granma” Sevim Ak reads with a delightful voice


Sevim Ak’s visit to Netherlands, in honor of the celebration of the 400th anniversary of Turkish-Dutch relations, was reflected in the Dutch media. Here is the article from the “Destentor” newspaper, dated October 6, 2012, about the event Sevim Ak participated in at the Deventer Library…

“Sevim Ak has a delightful voice. Her talk soothes you.”

Hetty Odenthal, the library administrator that invited the Turkish children’s book writer, describes her as such.

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Sevim Ak in Holland


Her books called From Stamp, From Stone, From Cabbage has translated into Dutch and recently published in the Netherlands. Right after the book was published the Netherlands Ministry of Education invited Sevim Ak in their country as a part of celebrations to  400th anniversary of diplomatic relations between Turkey and the Netherlands. 

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First Turkish children’s novel to be translated to Dutch!



Sevim Ak, who wrote over 30 books since 1985, is one of most favored writers by children. Her novel From Stamps, From Stone and Form Cabbage has been translated to Dutch.

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Sevim Ak is in the IBBY catalogue!



Sevim Ak’s book “The Rooster Man and the Pirate”, where the difficulties that a deaf and mute child goes through, was selected for the IBBY catalogue.

Sevim Ak’s “The Rooster Man and the Pirate” was selected to be displayed in the Outstanding Books for Disabled Young People Catalogue of IBBY. This book about the difficulties a deaf and mute child goes through, while steering the reader to look at the disabled from a different point of view, also emphasizes the importance of empathy.

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Sevim Ak was the first guest of the “Reading Days by Can.”



“Reading Days by Can”, organized by Can Çocuk Publishing and Kumbaracı50 began with Sevim Ak’s book “Toto and the Umbrella”

The event was organized not only to introduce children with theater, but also to encourage them to get in the habit of going to theater. During the event, some segments of the book, ”Toto and the Umbrella,” were read and performed.

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