The Great Race

Who will be the winner of the “Strongest Stroke” swimming competition? Everybody in the Sonton town is curious about the answer to this question. The great race is to start and everybody is raving about it. And how about one of the most important newspapers in the town, namely the Greatbig News?

Mr. Kun dreams about making Greatbig News the best selling newspaper in town. The Great Race, organized for the tenth time this year is a golden opportunity for him to reach his target. He wants to report about the winner first, pep the news up with some humor – for he thinks a newspaper sells more if news are fun. But there is a small problem he needs to solve first. He needs to convince Pırıl, the experienced, serious reporter who is always in pursuit of truth.

The fresh writer Dilek Sever calls young readers to an active news marathon running along with scandals, surprise parties, an ambitious media boss and courageous reporters. The title questions the truth of the news appearing on the media every day and criticizes how personal ambitions confront societal values. Sometimes, the winner of a race is already known. But when news are in question, what is more important, dreams or the truth?

Tudem, 2017, 112 pages

Themes: Journalism, adventure,

media, pursuit of truth, freedom

of press

Age: 10+



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