Line 135

A bright yellow train travels from the city to the country, from mother to grandmother 9781452119342_line-135_norm_1and 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.

Written by Germano Zullo and illustrated by Albertine.


About AnEducationInBooks

Wendy BooydeGraaff is the author of Salad Pie, a children's picture book published by Ripple Grove Press. Her work has been published in Emrys Journal Online, The Emerson Review, Jellyfish Review, Bending Genres, SmokeLong Quarterly and Leopardskin & Limes, and is forthcoming in NOON. Read more work at or find her on Twitter @BooyTweets.
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3 Responses to Line 135

  1. This book has become a favorite at our house!!!

  2. This sounds like a lovely book, we will have to check it out!

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