Technical specs

Original title: Daqui ninguém passa
40 pages / 220 x 260 mm
ISBN: 9789898145628 / RRP: 13,50€
1st edition: November 2014
3rd reprint: May 2018

© Rights sold: Brazilian Portuguese, Catalan, Chinese (Simplified and Complex), Dutch, English, French, Finnish, German, Italian, Korean, Norwegian, Polish, Slovenian, Spanish, Swedish

(Portuguese edition)

There was a general who wanted to be the hero in a story. Now, for someone to become the hero in a story it is necessary to face the dangers with courage, to dare doing what you think is right, for example. But there are many other examples.

However, the general in this story thought the quickest way to become an 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 blinking. All the orders, whatever they might be.

Then, one day, the general made ​​a decision.
A silly decision, of course…

 

This book is part of the Round Corners collection.

Technical specs

Original title: Daqui ninguém passa
40 pages / 220 x 260 mm
ISBN: 9789898145628 / RRP: 13,50€
1st edition: November 2014
3rd reprint: May 2018

© Rights sold: Brazilian Portuguese, Catalan, Chinese (Simplified and Complex), Dutch, English, French, Finnish, German, Italian, Korean, Norwegian, Polish, Slovenian, Spanish, Swedish

RRP: 13,50€*

12,15
* The final price includes our -10% publisher discount.

Awards and recognitions

Recommended — Portuguese National Reading Plan

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

Selected — “I migliori libri per ragazzi del 2015” (Centro per il Libro e la lettura/ Biennale dei ragazzi)

Highly recommended— Category “Portuguese Language Literature”, FNLIJ (Brazil, 2016)

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

Selected — USBBY Outstanding International Books List (2017)

Winner — “Best Picturebook” at the Deutscher Jugendliteraturpreis (2017)

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

Award — Gustav Heinemann Peace Prize (2017)

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

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

What they say

When one decides to reject basic values ​​such as freedom and justice, revolution ends quickly. [Nobody passes] elegantly communicates where the boundaries go.
Blog Barnebok Kritik, Egon LÅstad, 09/03/2020 (tradução livre)

Don’t Cross the Line! Is a visually hectic, laugh-out-loud masterpiece from Gecko Press. 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)

This lever book asks questions about freedom and authority, but also story-making and book-crafting. The illustrations brim with life, colour and humour.
Children’s Books Ireland Reading Guide

An absurd story that will leave you begging for more.
Ana Kotowicz, i newspaper, January 2015