The Train to Impossible Places

The Train to Impossible Places

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All aboard for the first journey in the bestselling Train to Impossible Places Adventures, with magic at every stop.

Shortlisted for the Waterstones Children's Book Prize, the Branford Boase Award and the IBW Book Awards, with dazzling illustrations from Flavia Sorrentino, join Suzy on this magical adventure, where the journey will never, ever take you where you expect it to.

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 onboard 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...

Except when the mysterious package begs not to be delivered, Suzy discovers the fate of the Impossible Places might just be in her hands...

"Great fun!" Philip Reeve, author of Mortal Engines
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Product details

  • Paperback | 384 pages
  • 145 x 200 x 25mm | 310g
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 9781474957410
  • 13,809

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All aboard for an unforgettable journey * Sunday Express * Rollicking entertainment. * The Sunday Times * Bursting with influences, particularly Douglas Adams and Terry Pratchett, but has a crazy, pacy charm all its own. * The Guardian * A harum-scarum fantasy adventure crammed with quirky action. * The Observer * This wickedly amusing tale of trolls and trains and physics waylaid by fuzzics, reaches out to children with its quality writing and suspenseful rip-roaring inventive adventure, but definitely speaks to adults with nods to disgruntled postal workers and train engineers. * The Independent *
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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.
The Train to Impossible Places, P.G.'s debut series, has enjoyed widespread success, including shortlistings for the Branford Boase Award, the Crimefest Awards and the Waterstones Children's Book Prize.
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2,498 ratings
3.88 out of 5 stars
5 28% (710)
4 38% (950)
3 28% (688)
2 5% (119)
1 1% (31)
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