Oh, I cannot tell you how much I enjoyed this book. I finished The Train to Impossible Places and told my middle school boy “I think you’ll like this book”. Reviewing this book for Raincoast Books has been a total pleasure. Suzy, a young lass with a penchant for math and physics, hears a noise one night and her life takes a ride to impossible places.
From the back:
A train that travels through impossible places. A boy trapped in a snow globe. And a girl who’s about to go on the adventure of a lifetime. The Impossible Postal Express is no ordinary train. It’s a troll-operated delivery service that runs everywhere from ocean-bottom shipwrecks, to Trollville, to space. When this impossible train comes roaring through Suzy’s living room, her world turns upside down. After sneaking on board, Suzy suddenly finds herself Deputy Post Master aboard the train, and faced with her first delivery – to the evil Lady Crepuscula.
Then, the package itself begs Suzy not to deliver him. A talking snow globe, Frederick has information Crepuscula could use to take over the entire Union of Impossible Places. But when protecting Frederick means putting her friends in danger, Suzy has to make a difficult choice – with the fate of the entire Union at stake.
What do you get?
A middle-grade fantasy and nonstop adventure, The Train to Impossible Places by author P. G. Bell is as fun as it is full of heart, and the first book of a planned trilogy. Publishers Feiwel and Friends have produced a 304 page book geared to 10-14 year olds. A chapter book where each chapter is a good length, some are quite short but most are just a nice reading length.
I really enjoyed reading this book, the title intrigued and the idea of going to places that didn’t make sense was like hmm… wonder what that would be like. Talking with ghosts, rescuing talking snowglobes, going to the underside the was actually NOT, and more. It was in interesting book to read with twists that I didn’t expect, and I loved that loyalty and common sense won out in the end.