"Climb aboard for another train-load of magical adventure "
January 2021 Book of the Month
The latest instalment of P G Bell’s Train to Impossible Places delivers its dose of excitement and adventure impeccably (as you’d expect in a book starring some of the most efficient and dedicated postal operatives you could ever hope to meet). In previous episodes, as crew member of the Impossible Postal Express, Suzy has befriended ghosts, battled a giant robot and saved an entire city from destruction. Now, in spite of the best efforts of her parents, who know what’s been going on and are, understandably, more than a little worried, she’s back on board with another challenging delivery to make: a book needs to be returned to its library. This being the Impossible Places, that’s a lot less simple and a lot more magical than it sounds, and the task will see Suzy sucked into a void storm, trapped at the bottom of the ocean - and almost eaten by a giant frog. PG Bell’s books overflow with invention and thrills and I defy anyone not to want to climb onboard with Suzy and her extraordinary friends. By the end of the story, our own world has been made just a bit more magical, and readers will feel that too as they close the book.
Fans of trains and magical adventures will also enjoy Lev Grossman’s The Silver Arrow.
I can’t wait to read this to my class!
Another epic adventure for Suzy and her fabulous friends aboard the Impossible Express Train. P.G Bell is truly a master of world building. This time, they’re on a mission to return a magic book to a lost city. Time is running out as the book eats writing wherever they go. With brilliantly named baddies like Frogmaggog to fend off on the journey, who knew returning a library book could be so dangerous?... Read Full Review
A funny, exciting, adventure that you won’t be able to put down!
This book was a great mixture of adventure and and excitement! We join Suzy on another postal adventure, which starts with her trying to convince her parents to let her continue her role as a postie. She wanted them to see how safe it was, but things didn’t quite go to plan. Meeting her old friends, they are set with the difficult task of returning an overdue book, on what sounds like an impossible journey to the lost city of Hydroborea. I thought the story was creative, exciting and unique. I have read other books by P.G Bell and I love his writing style. The characters come alive in my imagination and I like how he mixes humour in with suspense.... Read Full Review