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The Girl Who Didn't Like Her Name

book | Fiction | 2014
World → Dogan Kitapcilik

This is the tale of a creative, clever and curious girl from Istanbul who is full of brilliant ideas and projects. She has one problem, though. She hates her name. 

At school she is regularly ridiculed and bullied by her classmates, all because of her rather unusual name. 

Why have her parents named her after a ridiculous plant? Why not Rose or Violet or Daisy? 

Instead they have named her Pelargonium—a shrubby perennial plant that attracts hummingbirds. 

Being a lonely child books are her best friends. Whenever she feels troubled she seeks solace in books and stories. And one day in the school library she stumbles across a magical globe that will change her life. Thanks to the globe she will make friends with two unusual children, both of whom are coming from the 8th Continent, here on a mission to save their homeland. 

The 8th Continent is a breathtaking place unmarked on any maps. It imports imagination and exports stories to the world and is dependent on imagination to exist and to thrive. However, as less and less people are reading and imagination becomes a scarce commodity, the 8th Continent has started to dry up inside, its ecological balance forever disrupted. It's now up to Pelargonium and her new friends to save imagination and the 8th Continent. 


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