Line 135 (Hardcover)

By Germano Zullo, Albertine (Illustrator)

Chronicle Books (CA), 9781452119342, 36pp.

Publication Date: April 30, 2013



Journeys can be life-changing, whether they are literal traveling from one place to another or personal, like the quest for self-discovery. This meditative picture book explores both, following a young child on a train ride from the city to the country. As the landscape transforms from a bustling city to a richly imaginative world in this distinctively formatted book, the child's sense of wonder and independence flourishes, as does a deep engagement with life and the possibilities that lie ahead making Line 135 a quietly eloquent gift for anyone embarking on their life's journey.

About the Author

Germano Zullo is an author and poet who lives in Geneva, Switzerland. Albertine has contributed illustrations to numerous books. She teaches at the school of Visual Arts in Geneva.

Praise For Line 135

"Children will relate to the narrator as she both yearns to understand the adult world and determines to pave her own path. Truly elegant."-School Library Journal

"Truly elegant."-School Library Journal

"The scenery echoes the girl's sense of adventure." - Publishers Weekly

"Readers will thrill to the sense of discovery and exploration the girl experiences." - Kirkus Reviews

"Delicate, complex, and utterly enthralling."--Booklist

"Could help turn a train journey into a fantasy ride."- Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books