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The Train to Impossible Places

Written by P. G. Bell

Illustrated by Flavia Sorrentino

Part of the The Train to Impossible Places Series

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Shortlisted for The Branford Boase Award 2019 | January 2019 Debut of the Month

It’s not every day that a magical train drives through your hallway but that’s what happens to Suzy at the opening of this terrific adventure story. She discovers it’s the Impossible Postal Express, responsible for making deliveries throughout the Union of Impossible Places. Being something of a scientist, and deeply inquisitive, Suzy can’t let this opportunity pass and climbs aboard.  It’s not long before she’s been deputized as a Postal Operative (by the troll in charge), which in turn embroils her in an even bigger adventure, and one of those magical good versus evil power struggles that are central to all the best fantasy adventures.  This rattles along at top-speed and features one of the most varied cast of characters since Hogwarts welcomed young Potter.  Fans of magical stories mustn’t miss this train!

One to recommend to fans of Nevermoor and The Last Chance Hotel.

Andrea Reece

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The Train to Impossible Places Synopsis

When Suzy hears a strange noise in the middle of the night, she creeps downstairs to find a train roaring through her house. But this is no ordinary train. This is the magical delivery express for the Union of Impossible Places. Whisked on board by a troll-boy, Suzy's world is turned upside down when she's asked to deliver a cursed package to a fearsome sorceress. And quite suddenly, Suzy realizes the fate of the Impossible Places is in her hands...

The Train to Impossible Places Press Reviews

 “Great fun, fast-moving and inventive”    Philip Reeve, author of Mortal Engines

“An exciting, imaginative, wild ride of a story that never lets up for a minute.”    Robin Stevens, author of Murder Most Unladylike

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All versions of this book

ISBN: 9781474957410
Publication date: 07/02/2019
Publisher: Usborne Publishing Ltd
Format: Paperback

ISBN: 9781474948616
Publication date: 04/10/2018
Publisher: Usborne Publishing Ltd
Format: Hardback

Book Information

ISBN: 9781474957410
Publication date: 7th February 2019
Author: P. G. Bell
Illustrator: Flavia Sorrentino
Publisher: Usborne Publishing Ltd
Format: Paperback
Pagination: 384 pages
Suitable for: 7+ readers, 9+ readers
Recommendations: Star Books

About P. G. Bell

P.G. Bell is a native of south Wales, where he was raised on a diet of Greek mythology, ghost stories, and Doctor Who. He's had all sorts of jobs over the years, from lifeguard to roller coaster operator, but has always wanted to write stories. He lives in Wales with his wife Anna, and their two children. Read an author Q&A here.

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