Stories, 120 pages, 2004, ISBN:978-975-07-0330-8, 7+, Illustrated by Behiç Ak

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.

 

There are three long stories in the book. In “Sakız and the Moon Stone”, she falls into a fantastic adventure when her aunt brings a moon stone back with her from her latest trip abroad. With the help of the magical dust from the moon stone, her friends, her mother and her sister Nazlı are transformed into new beings that can solve problems that they could not overcome in their normal lives.

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