Altynai Berik wrote 50 fairy tales at the age of 11
A resident of Kyzylorda, Altynai Berik wrote 50 fairy tales at 11 years old. Recently, the young writer published her first book. Altynai wrote her first story when she was seven. Besides stories, she also writes poems. The young talent draws paintings to express her ideas before she starts writing. The visual presentation helps her to convey a story through the actions of animals.
ALTYNAI BERIK, WRITER:
- I cannot say that many of my friends don’t read books, but, I think that they prefer browsing the Internet instead of reading newspapers and magazines. I always encourage them to read books.
Altynai’s first 62-page collection includes 32 fairy tales, 13 poems and about 10 short stories. Her second book will be published soon. Regional and republican publications are looking forward to her new work. Meanwhile, art experts and critics said that the young writer’s works are special in the genre of children literature.
BEKZHAN MAKHAMBETOV, ART EXPERT:
- I find it incredible that an 11-year old wrote two books! To be honest, it’s the first time I see such an intellectual potential. 1,000 copies are not enough. The books should be published in 10,000 copies and available in every family home. I want to mention that the book’s design is created in a very professional way.
Despite her young age, Altynai Berik has won about 50 awards in literature. According to the young talent, she is striving to achieve more in her career. The young writer will continue writing new stories to delight her readies. She has many ideas that will be included in her new books.