Based on her observations during the years she worked as a teacher in various parts of Turkey, Pakize Özcan created this sad yet hopeful story of Asuman. This book is touching the hearts of the readers with the screams of several young girls who are forced to get married at an early age.


Asuman, who lives in a small town, is under the pressure of her family and the social environment. Not being able to make any decisions concerning her life makes Asuman more and more unhappy. Asuman who is sent to her aunt in the village because she has received a letter from a young man, is very happy to learn that her aunt’s grandchildren Nurcan and Cengiz, who live in the big city, will also be there for their summer vacation. The days spent with Nurcan who is planning a successful career and her brother Cengiz who is writing his graduation thesis causes Asuman to question her life seriously. When she learns that her family are planning to marry her to her cousin, it is time to take the reins of her life in her hands…

Pakize Özcan

She was born in Eflani, Karabük in 1951. After completing her education at special boarding school for teachers, she continued to Eskişehir Anadolu University Open Education Faculty. She worked as a teacher in many cities of Turkey for 26 years. Her story book Gülkız (1998) won Adnan Çakmakçıoğlu The Best Tale for Children Special Prize. She continued to write and told many stories for children in her books. Her first book from Günışığı Kitaplığı is The King Who Lost His Powers (Gücünü Yitiren Kral, 2011) which was awarded with Special Jury Prize by Eğitim-Sen. With this book, she took children devamı için tıklayınız

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14th edition

Gücünü Yitiren Kral

The King Who Lost His Powers
Pakize Özcan