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The Great Brain Robbery

Written by P. G. Bell

Illustrated by Flavia Sorrentino

Part of the The Train to Impossible Places Series

Adventure Stories Books of the Month Fantasy / Magical Featured Books for 7+ readers Featured Books for 9+ readers

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October 2019 Book of the Month

P.G. Bell’s debut The Train to Impossible Places established him as a writer of hugely exciting, inventive and satisfying adventure, and its sequel, The Great Brain Robbery, is just as good, if not even better. Once again 11-year-old Suzy is aboard the Impossible Postal Express tearing through the fantastical realms that make up the Union of Impossible Places, and this time it’s a do or die mission to save Trollville from a thoroughly nasty villain. Suzy is much more at home now with fuzzics, the strange mix of science and magic that lies at the heart of troll technology, though there are still some fabulous surprises in store for her and readers. Adventure doesn’t come more exciting or entertaining, and this is one train young readers really mustn’t miss.

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The Great Brain Robbery Synopsis

Suzy can't wait to return to the Union of Impossible Places on the Impossible Postal Express. But when she arrives, she overhears a dastardly plan to destroy Trollville from a shadowy and unexpected villain. Suzy and her friends must race from magical cloud-worlds to secret caverns to catch the culprit, before Trollville comes crashing down... Welcome to the Impossible Places... Where there's fuzzics not physics, where adventure meets magic and where the journey will never, ever take you where you expect it to.

The Great Brain Robbery Reader Reviews

In addition to our Lovereading expert opinion some of our Reader Review Panel were also lucky enough to read and review this title. You can click here to read the full reviews.

What I enjoyed most about this book were the twists and turns of the adventure and how you never know what will happen next. Full review

Elise Crowder (Age 10)

An exciting, gripping adventure full of wonderful characters. Full review

Sam Briggs (Age 10)

The Great Brain Robbery Press Reviews

Praise for The Train to Impossible Places;

Bursting with influences, particularly Douglas Adams and Terry Pratchett, but has a crazy pacy charm all its own  The Guardian

Suspenceful rip-roaring inventive adventure  The Independent

A harum-scarum fantasy adventure crammed with quirky action  The Observer

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ISBN: 9781474948623
Publication date: 03/10/2019
Publisher: Usborne Publishing Ltd
Format: Hardback

Book Information

ISBN: 9781474948623
Publication date: 3rd October 2019
Author: P. G. Bell
Illustrator: Flavia Sorrentino
Publisher: Usborne Publishing Ltd
Format: Hardback
Pagination: 368 pages
Suitable for: 7+ readers, 9+ readers
Genres: Adventure Stories, Fantasy / Magical
Recommendations: Christmas Books, Books of the Month, Julia Eccleshare's Picks

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. Photo credit Tiffany Mumford

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