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Don't Cross the Line!

By Isabel Minhós Martins,
illustrated by Bernardo P. Carvalho

A slapstick postmodern tale that is also a profound statement about dictatorship and peaceful revolution.


The guard always follows the general's orders, without question.


This time, the order is that no one must cross the line 


As the crowd builds up on the border, the guard is under pressure...


If no one is allowed onto the next page, what will happen to the story?


Follow a character through the story and find out!


"A multi-faceted gem—a book that can be read many different ways, multiple times, and is bound to appeal to a vast number of people. " 
Reading Is Our Thing


Bernardo P. Carvalho and Isabel Minhós Martins were born in Lisbon, where they both studied fine arts and design. They co-founded the publisher Planeta Tangerina, which won Best European Children’s Publisher at the Bologna Book Fair in 2013.

They have produced books together and independently, and both have won numerous 
awards in design, illustration, and picture books.


Win a copy of Don't Cross the Line!

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Interesting article of the week

"When I was a child, a fair whack of the books I read were translations ... I don’t think the same is true any more. Apart from Cornelia Funke’s Inkheart 
and Tonke Dragt’s 
The Letter to the King, I’m hard pressed to think of a popular book that wasn’t written in English. How has this happened?"

Which Brilliant Books Have Never Been Translated into English?

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Review of the week

"Warm, beautifully crafted and stacks of recycled fun."

Kids Book Review (AUS) on Gus's Garage by Leo Timmers


Congratulations to Storylines Wellington Festival Winner: Jane Hetsford!
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