In this wonderful children’s novel by award winning poet and author Çiğdem Sezer, emotions we are very familiar with are walking around the streets of adherence, benevolence and love. With the tasteful writing style of Sezer, everyday routines in an ordinary house are transforming into hopes accompanied by poetry and music. Life in a small town, far from the busy streets and technology of the modern world is delicately and skillfully reflected in this compelling and touching neighborhood story.  A neighborhood where the street doors of all houses are unlocked, a neighborhood which is itself a real home for its residents… While reading this book, readers of all ages will feel like meeting an old friend who’s missed a lot.


A child who has lost his mother and whose father is far away, lives with his grandmother and grandfather. His grandfather Derviş owns a red truck which is very precious to him, whereas grandmother Mukadder feels the same way for her sewing machine. For this family who knows how to do with less and who loves each other genuinely, real wealth is inner peace. All that’s going on in the neighborhood, neighbors visiting their home and unexpected guests would leave unforgettable marks in little boy’s life …

Çiğdem Sezer

Sezer was born in Trabzon. After graduating from Ankara Gevher Nesibe Health Education Institute, she worked in various places as a nurse and a teacher. Her poems were published in various literary magazines such as Kıyı, Karşı, Çağdaş Türk Dili and Varlık. Her first book of poems Kanadı Atlas Kuşlar (1991) received numerous awards. She received Dünya Book Magazine Poetry Award for Çılgın Su (1993), Orhon Murat Arıburnu Poetry Award for Bir Şehrin Hatıra Fotoğraflarından (1998), 2006 Ceyhun Atuf Kansu Poetry Award for Dünya Tutulması (2005) and 2017 Dağlarca Poetry Award for Küçük Şeyler Mevsimi (2016). Besides her poetry books, she has books in other genres such as city monographies devamı için tıklayınız

Other Books


Kahkaha Keki

Çiğdem Sezer

Saklı Bahar

Missing Spring
Çiğdem Sezer
7th edition

Hayat Pastanesi

Life Patisserie
Çiğdem Sezer