Yeşim Saygın, author of beloved adventure novels, is combining the different approaches of three friends to life and events around them, in an exciting fiction. With its renewed 8th edition, The Harmonica Player makes the readers to feel that appearances can be deceiving and how realizing the invisible truths enriches our lives. This story woven with colorful characters and mystery, reminds us the importance of discovering children’s talents during their early childhood days.


Teoman’s best friends are the school’s popular basketball player Tolga and Spider, whose real name is forgotten because of his big interest in animals. From time to time, their fencer friend Kıvılcım joins this trio who love to spend time together. Thanks to a comic book he bought from a shabby old man, Teo, who considers himself as an ordinary boy, discovers his talent. Following the traces of that old man, who made him to meet with the magnificent world of comics, Teo finds his derelict house. Seeing Kılçık (Fishbone), the big bad of the class, in that house surprises Teo a lot. Moreover, they two are matched in the classroom for the same project…

Yeşim Saygın

She was born in Bursa and spent her childhood in this charming, green city. She studied veterinary medicine in İstanbul University, and continued with her doctoral studies in Marmara University, Faculty of Pharmacy. Her poems and articles were published in magazines such as Varlık, Milliyet Sanat, Cumhuriyet Kitap and Hürriyet Gösteri. In 1996, she received Yaşar Nabi Nayır Remarkable Poetry Award. Her first children’s novel Children of the Haunted Lake (Hayaletli Gölün Çocukları, 2007) was followed by The Harmonica Player (Mızıkacı, 2005). House by the Swamp (Bataklığın Kıyısındaki Ev, 2007) received IBBY Turkey Jury Special Award for Children’s Book of devamı için tıklayınız

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