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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...

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9th March '19
Dolphin read it themselves aged 11 aged 11
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5 stars
I think that this book is utterly amazing and I absolutely loved reading it. the main character's name is Suzy Smith and I like her because she is daring, kind and clever. there is also a character called Wilmot. Wilmot is the post master and has to deliver hundreds of packages a day. I recommend this book for 10+ because there is some moderate violence.
10th January '19
JFiglet read it themselves aged 9 aged 9
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5 stars
The Train to Impossible Places is a magical adventure. I liked this book because you never knew what would happen next and it was very imaginative. It felt quite exciting. The characters were friendly and the kind of people you'd like to meet. There were some illustrations every now and again, some of which were quite detailed and I liked looking at them. Whilst the paper cover on front wasn't terribly exciting, if you removed it, the hardback cover was beautiful. I think this book is suitable for 8/9+ year olds as it's quite a big book. 
18th March '19
I read it myself (an adult) & to Sindy aged 11 aged 11
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5 stars
I decided this year I would broaden my horizons & try several different genres of book, rather than my usual mystery/thriller. This is aimed at the younger generation, but what a magical journey it took you on. A train that appeared in the living room, run by trolls & a yellow bear, a train run on exploding bananas & an adventure that will stay with you forever.
Magic and science meet in this fun adventure for KS2 s. Loved the characters and twists and turns. Look forward to more books from the author if they are as good as this debut.
9th April '19
I read it myself (an adult)
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5 stars
The world-building in this book is stunning, the cast of characters are absolutely fantastic and the plot is so brilliantly constructed that it could be the work of the fabulously inventive trolls. Underneath the thrilling machinations of the story there is an array of interesting scientific ideas and a reflection on the control and abuse of information. I adored the central character, Suzy Smith, with her courage, enquiring mind and love of physics and think that P.G. Bell has written a classic fantasy adventure, which is beautifully illustrated by Flavia Sorrentino. I simply cannot wait for the next book in the series to be published.
6th March '19
I read it myself (an adult)
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5 stars
When Suzy sees a green flash in her living room and strange banging noises in the night she could have never known that she would wake to find a train track going through her hallway. Then the Impossible Postal Express train arrives running on fusion bananas! The train makes deliveries from Trollville to the five corners of reality. These are all the magical places where they don’t fit into anywhere else.
The postmaster on the train a troll named Wilmot makes Suzy a deputy and she has to make her first delivery to Lady Crepuscula a wicked sorceress. When the package moves and calls out she discovers a frog who is really Prince Fredrick who’s been kidnapped in a plot to overthrow the kingdom. 
Suzy decides to help the prince so they can save the five corners. However what is he not telling her ?
This book is humorous and has some delightful characters in it including a brown bear who is actually blonde!
This is a fun read for children 10+ or a family read.
3rd February '19
ArwenLOTR read it themselves aged 10 aged 10
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5 stars
I love the main character in this story because she is daring and even though she doesn't really understand the world she's in, she does her best to save it. Because there are lots of exciting and unexpected twists, it's a challenge to keep track of who's good and who's bad, which I liked. I also loved how at the end it gives you tips for writing letters! 
4th February '19
Jbwise read it themselves aged 10 aged 10
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5 stars
I loved the idea of a train that can travel between the impossible places and it was a very fun read. It was funny and very easy to read, it held my attention the whole way through as I couldn't wait to see what happened next. It is a fantasy adventure and I would highly recommend it!
18th March '19
I read it to BrookeP aged 7 aged 7
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4 stars
Beautifully written story with some magical lands for the readers to escape to! 
25th December '18
Cbow read it themselves aged 12 aged 12
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4 stars
I enjoyed this book although, at times it got a bit boring. It is about a girl travelling through a fantasy land delivering parcels on an awesome train!
9th February '19
I read it myself (an adult)
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4 stars
A magical train adventure through strange worlds with a brilliant cast of characters. I was looking forward to this one at lot and it didn’t disappoint. It is a little long winded in places, hence 4 stars, but this does not spoil it. A great read to spark imaginations and to enjoy. 
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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 for a living. His dream comes true with the publication of the Train to Impossible Places ser...

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About Flavia Sorrentino

Flavia Sorrentino lives and works as a freelance illustrator in Rome. She loves her city and the figure of speech, "Rome wasn't built in a day", which inspires her each day to seek new ways of communication and expression. She has a true passion for Toulouse Lautrec, poetry, hist...

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