Don’t Cross the Line!

Don’t Cross the Line!

Isabel Minhós Martins & Bernardo P. Carvalho

Original Title
Daqui ninguém passa
Planeta Tangerina, 2014
Picture books
40 pages / 220 x 260 mm
Rights Sold
Brazilian Portuguese
Chinese (Traditional)
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Don’t Cross the Line!

Isabel Minhós Martins & Bernardo P. Carvalho

There was once a general who wanted to be the hero of a story. Now, for someone to become the hero of a story, they must be brave in the face of danger, daring to do what they think is right, for example. But there are many other examples.

The general in this story, however, thought that the quickest way to become a hero was to appear in a book. He didn’t need to do anything special.

This general had an army of guards who followed his orders without batting a eyelid. All and any orders, whatever they might be.

Then, one day, the general took ​​a decision.
A crazy decision, of course…


Press voices

One of the great releases of this year, earning Planeta Tangerina the Best Children’s Book Publisher award in 2014, at the Bologna International Children’s Book Fair.” Catarina Figueira, Time Out magazine

An absurd story that will leave you begging for more.” Ana Kotowicz, i newspaper

(…) a visually hectic, laugh-out-loud masterpiece (…) The beautiful and chaotic felt-tip-penned illustrations breathe life into this book, which is filled to the brim with eclectic characters. This is more than just a visual cacophony, however: this book is a profound statement on dictatorship and peaceful revolution.” Unity Books (NZ)

Winner — “Best Picturebook”, Deutscher Jugendliteraturpreis (2017)

Winner — “Best Children’s Book Illustration by a Portuguese Author”, National Comic Books Award (2015)

Award — “Silver Star”, Peter Pan Award, IBBY Awards (Sweden)

Selected — The most astonishingly unconventional children’s books of 2016 (School Library Journal)

Winner — “Children’s and young adult catalan literature” category, Liberisliber Xic 2017

Award — Gustav Heinemann Peace Prize (2017)

Selected — “100 Outstanding Picturebooks” (dPICTUS), Frankfurt Book Fair (2018, 2019, 2020)