This story, told in 12 short chapters, describes what happens the day a child and his father go to the burial of the grandfather and get inside the family house. The grandfather was a lonely and withdrawn man, whom the child never got to meet in person. Now the child has his first chance to enter in the old family house. The truth is that he house is a living creature, where nothing is what it looks like, so that you can end up being swallowed by the carpet in the living room. In order to escape from this and other adventures, father and son will have to be as clever as possible, and cooperate closely. In their adventure to save their lives, the father and the son will have to sort out quicksand and a sinking ship among other disasters. This will allow the child to think about his relationship with his own father and how he wants to live his life. The illustrations propose the same ambiguity as the text as the y play with hidden figures. The reader will have to put a clear red PVC plastic sheet onto each image in order to discover what is hidden beneath the reality. The cover of the book can be opened into a poster where the reader will find, on one side, the front of the house, and, on the other one, the interior filled with many weird and exotic objects. If the reader wishes so, and we really hope that she or he does, she or he will have the chance to invent his or her own stories based on all these objects. 56pp + HB cover + poster jacket + red PVC sheet


  • 56 pages
  • 19 x 23 centimeters
  • children ages 6+
  • 4 colors
  • Hardcover, poster jacket + red PVC sheet

Rights available for...

  • Portuguese (Brazil)
  • Portuguese (Europe)
  • Dutch
  • French
  • English