İrem Uşar’s first children’s novel is about a light house.  The lighthouse, one of the best known, most likeable symbols of cultural heritage is the centre of the story reminding readers the values lost with technological developments. The friendship establised between the nature lover young boy, whose best friends are animals and   the light of the lighthouse  is narrated in an almost epical style. The story which is built around the Sivrice Lighthouse located on the Aegean shore near Assos is accompanied by the colorful illustration  of Huban Korman.


The naughty boy in cuts and  bruises lives in the lighthouse on the cliff with his family. His best friends were Arpacık, his mole, and Zilli, his snake. His father maintains the family tradition and puts  the light of the lighthouse on at the same time every night to show ships their way. The light is what the young boy liked best after his best friends. But one day, the postman brings a letterwhich  upsets  the whole family’s life. The naughty boy didn’t know what to tell to the light. 


İrem Uşar

She was born in İstanbul, in 1975. After graduating from the Radio, Television, Cinema department of Marmara University, she worked as a reporter, editor and script writer. In 2010, she participated in a writing workshop in Antwerp, with the invitation of PEN, and she wrote her first children’s book The Light That Moved from the Light House (Fenerden Taşınan Işık) published by Günışığı Kitaplığı in 2011. The book was a part of a special project coordinated by Günışığı for Sivrice Light House near Assos, Turkey. Her next book Lambkin and the Funfair Family (Kuuzu ve Lunapark Ailesi, 2011) received the special jury award in The devamı için tıklayınız

Other Books

2nd edition

Ali, Cavid’e Karşı

İrem Uşar
3rd edition

Eksik Dünya BALTI

BALTI: The Incomplete World
İrem Uşar

Ben Ayrıkotu

Me, witchgrass
İrem Uşar

Düz Çizgi Tepetaklak

Topsy Turvy Straight Lines
İrem Uşar
7th edition

Uykusunu Arayan Çocuk

The Kid Searching For Her Sleep
İrem Uşar
22nd edition

Lataşiba: İki Kentin Arasında

Latashiba: Between Two Cities
İrem Uşar
4th edition

Kuuzu ve Lunapark Ailesi

Lambkin and the Funfair Family
İrem Uşar