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The Karate Girl's Red Notebook

Ana Pessoa · Bernardo P. Carvalho

N is not a baby, she is a Karate girl. N is 14, almost 15, and her biggest dream is to become a black belt and to kiss Raul. N likes to write, but she prefers to fight with Raul. (Writing is a drag).This is not a diary. It has no lock, no secrets. 
(Yes, it does have secrets.) It also has a will of its own, moving pages, words like 'diarrhea' and 'romantic' and characters like the wicked witch who wants to learn to be good and the fly who doesn’t know who it is.
This is the karate girl’s red notebook. N's favourite object, it is a pet, a character, a real person. (What is the truth anyway?)

The Karate girl’s red notebook is Ana Pessoa's first book. It won the Branquinho da Fonseca – Expresso / Gulbenkian prize in 2012. With this title, Planeta Tangerina launches the 'Two Steps and a Leap' collection intended for more grown-up readers.

- Highly Recommended/ "Portuguese Literature" Category, FNLIJ 2015 (Brazil)
- Winner (Young adults category) Branquinho da Fonseca Prize - Expresso/Gulbenkian (2011)
– Selected by Plano Nacional de Leitura

© Rights sold: Brazilian Portuguese

First edition: June 2012


Two Steps and a Leap is Planeta Tangerina's collection for more grown-up readers.
At a distance of two steps and a leap, readers will find lots of different stories, themes and voices: adventure, travel, diary, mystery, and magic; stories with a happy ending and others that will try their best to have one...
There is no right age to be a reader of this Two Steps and a Leap collection, it describes a flight to new adventures – a flight that, on our journey as readers, we will want to take.

144 pages · 165 x 230 mm · ISBN: 9789898145451