The Adventures of Nina and the Radio
Title: The Adventures of Nina and the Radio
Author: Ruya Aygunes
Publishing Date: January 2019
Price: £ 6.99
The Adventures of Nina and the Radio is Ruya Aygunes’s first book. At nine years old, she not only wrote the text but illustrated it too!
Ruya is passionate about radio. Radio doesn’t rely on visual images to a paint picture for us. Rather, it relies on sound – voices, music, sound effects, and even silence, to tell a story. It is this interweaving of sound, narrative, and imagination that prompts us to construct our own images in our mind. It is this magical confluence which sets the listener free. This is why radio is Ruya’s passion. For her, radio is hope, joy, and ultimately, the story’s noble saviour.