As a boy, the courageous raven Yéil grows up with his grandfather, the river god. The old man owns many treasures, three of which he keeps strictly guarded. The three treasure chests contain the sun, the moon and the stars and – the Earth.
Yéil would like nothing more than to be allowed to see these treasures… When, after much pleading and begging, the river god finally relents and opens the treasure chests just a little, Yéil is thrilled. He experiences the feeling and magic of light and warmth for the first time.
From that moment on, he is unstoppable: he frees the treasures from their chests. However, he is grabbed by his angry grandfather and hurled into the depths of space as punishment.
But now that they are free, what happens to the treasures? And the grandfather? After many years, the river god sets out to find his courageous grandson, Yéil…
The illustrator Ceyhun Şen was fascinated by the unique nature of this “universal” story and is currently illustrating it for our next picture book. He sent us the sketches and the colour illustration that you see here as a first impression.