Zeynep Cemali, one of the bestselling children’s books authors, is bringing together village life and city life; childhood and  senility in the heartwarming story of a deaf girl.


Şerare is deaf but lucky because she can live like a normal person  thanks to her education. She spends her summer holiday with relatives who live in a village close to Istanbul. The villagers call her “The Girl on Roller-skates” because she never takes off the roller-skates her father gave her as a gift. But she cannot help thinking of her vacation assignment all the time. Her assignment is to relate the childhood memories of the elderly in the village. At the end of the summer, Şerare not only finishes her assignment but also affects the lives of these people in many ways.

Zeynep Cemali

Zeynep Cemali, born in 1950, proved her talent as a story writer and successfully applied her original story-telling also into her novels. She has reached readers of all ages through her books with high circulation figures. Cemali died in 2009, leaving behind her last novel Woman From Ankara.

Other Books

13th edition


Woman From Ankara
Zeynep Cemali
53rd edition

Ballı Çörek Kafeteryası

Honey Cookie Café
Zeynep Cemali
11th edition

Güzelce’de Bir Kaçak, Memo

Memo, a Runaway In Güzelce
Zeynep Cemali
34th edition

Ben, Çınar Ağacı ve Pufböreği

Puff Pastry, the Oak Tree and Me
Zeynep Cemali
19th edition

Gül Sokağı’nın Dikenleri

The Thorns of Rose Street
Zeynep Cemali
31st edition

Çılgın Babam

My Eccentric Dad
Zeynep Cemali
21st edition

Öykü Öykü Gezen Kedi

The Cat is Strolling Through Stories
Zeynep Cemali