Tami was an impeccable train operator,
the best of the entire rail network.
The passengers were delighted:
"What exquisite punctuality!"
"How good he blows the whistle!"
"And how delicate when he brakes!"
Tami drove the locomotive with his eyes
fixed on the road, without looking up
or being distracted for a second. NEVER.
That was what the Chief Train Engineer had
taught him, and he was the best of the students.
2022: The Braw Amazing Bookshelf Selected, Bologna Ragazzi Award
2022: Cuatrogatos Foundation Award Finalist
2022: Llibreter Prize Nominated
Tami is the most impeccable engineer in the entire railway network. Until one day, unfortunately - or not - his train derails.
What if other paths were possible? What life and what landscapes will he discover by looking beyond the railway tracks?
A book that talks about the right of human beings to leave the established course/morality/circumstances in order to find alternative paths that allow us to live fully. The story, despite the multiple readings it offers, is inseparable from the Black Lives Matter movement.
The picturebook also offers 1 fold-out triptych in the middle of the story, that breaks the format of the classic diptych. It is just at the moment when the protagonist leaves the railway track, to make more evident the fact of breaking with the established schemes.