A bright yellow train travels from the city to the country, from mother to grandmother and the child on it travels through black and white scenes of the world, real and imagined. She tells us how her mother and grandmother tell her what is impossible: seeing the whole world. She tells about traveling and being confused. And she tells us what all children know but sometimes forget. “It is possible.”
Wonderfully designed, Line 135 is a thoughtful book, with both words and illustrations to ponder. The train moves us ever forward, pushing us through the story, and it can be read fast. The leisurely return trips, though, are worth it.