The Ferris Wheel - Hardcover

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Title: The Ferris Wheel - Hardcover
Author: Tülin Kozikoğlu / Illustrated by Hüseyin Sonmezay
ISBN: 9781623717216
Publisher: Interlink Publishing
Age: 4-7


A powerful and heartwarming story about empathy, hope, and longing.

This is the story of two parallel journeys in cities far apart. A mother and a son leave their home for a better day, while a father and a daughter leave their home for a safer day. The concerns of the parents are almost the same as they watch over their kids, but their experiences are sadly very different. The father and daughter are fleeing a city devastated by war, leaving their home—and beloved goldfish—behind. All through their journey the goldfish follows them as a symbol of longing and hope. The two families’ paths finally cross on a Ferris wheel and, as they go round and round, trading places with each other, we understand that we are all connected.

With beautiful illustrations full of symbolism, this simple and powerful story of displacement encourages us all to welcome newcomers with compassion and curiosity.

About the author:

Tülin Kozikoğlu: is an award-winning children’s book author living in Istanbul. After studying Psychology, she obtained an MBA from Duquesne University. She has written over 25 books for children and conducts creative writing workshops for children and trains teachers on how to teach creative writing to kids.

Hüseyin Sönmezay: was born in Bulgaria. He attended vocational high school with a concentration on graphic design. He graduated from the Painting Department of Faculty of Fine Arts. He has illustrated more than thirty picture books along with various magazine illustrations.

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