Don't Cross the Line!

  • Interest Level: Kindergarten - Grade 3   ·  
  • Reading Level: Grade 1

The guard always follows the general’s orders without question. This time, the order is that no one must cross the line! The right-hand page of this book must be kept blank for the general. 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?

And then a ball bounces across the line . . .

This slapstick postmodern tale is also a profound statement about dictatorship and peaceful revolution, from an award-winning author/illustrator team.

Format List Price Your Price Qty
978-1-77657-074-4
$16.99 $12.74
Interest Level Kindergarten - Grade 3
Reading Level Grade 1
Genre Fiction, Picture Books
Copyright 2016
Publisher Gecko Press
Imprint Gecko Press
Language English
Number of Pages 40
Publication Date 2016-08-01
BISACS JUV039100, JUV000000
Dewey [Fic]
Graphics Full-color illustrations
Dimensions 8.7 x 10.2
Features Awards, Original artwork, Reviewed, and Teaching Guides

Awards

  • USBBY Outstanding International Books List, Winner, 2017

Reviews

Kirkus Reviews

“The takeaway is an important one: peaceful questioning of authority can lead to quiet revolution.”—Kirkus Reviews

Publishers Weekly

“[T]his raucous story blends metafictional elements with sharp political commentary. . . . [A] a pointed reminder of where power and authority lie.”—Publishers Weekly

Illustrator: Bernardo Carvalho

Bernardo P. Carvalho and Isabel Martins co-founded the publishing house Tangerine Planet, which won Best European Children's Publisher at the Bologna Book Fair in 2013. His books have won numerous awards in design, illustration, and picture books.

Author: Isabel Minhos Martins

Isabel Minhos Martins and Bernardo Carvalho co-founded the publishing house Tangerine Planet, which won Best European Children's Publisher at the Bologna Book Fair in 2013. She has published nearly thirty books throughout the world and won many prizes.

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Don't Cross the Line!

The guard always follows the general’s orders without question. This time, the order is that no one must cross the line! The right-hand page of this book must be kept blank for the general. As the crowd builds up on the border, the guard is under pressure. If no one is allowed onto… View available downloads →