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A nonstop middle-grade fantasy adventure, The Train to Impossible Places by debut author P. G. Bell is as fun as it is full of heart, and the first book of a planned trilogy. 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 tro A nonstop middle-grade fantasy adventure, The Train to Impossible Places by debut author P. G. Bell is as fun as it is full of heart, and the first book of a planned trilogy. 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. But 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.


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A nonstop middle-grade fantasy adventure, The Train to Impossible Places by debut author P. G. Bell is as fun as it is full of heart, and the first book of a planned trilogy. 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 tro A nonstop middle-grade fantasy adventure, The Train to Impossible Places by debut author P. G. Bell is as fun as it is full of heart, and the first book of a planned trilogy. 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. But 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.

30 review for The Train to Impossible Places: A Cursed Delivery

  1. 4 out of 5

    Robin Stevens

    An exciting, imaginative, wild ride of a story that never lets up for a moment. The Impossible Places are wonderful new worlds and I loved everything about this debut - the characters, the ideas and the twists in the tale. Bravo! (8+) *Please note: this review is meant as a recommendation only. Please do not use it in any marketing material, online or in print, without asking permission from me first. Thank you!*

  2. 5 out of 5

    MRIDULA

    I never thought I would enjoy a Children's book so much. Review to come :)

  3. 4 out of 5

    Scott Evans (MrEPrimary)

    ‘Wow! This incredible debut puts P. G. Bell full steam ahead in the children’s literature world. All aboard for the most magical of adventures that’ll keep you on the very edge of your seat.’

  4. 5 out of 5

    Joyce

    I received an ARC from the publisher. Wow, I really loved this middle-grade fantasy! It really had awesome Doctor Who vibes, which is great because I love Doctor Who. Suzy is an amazing character; she is flawed but clever and confident and charming. The places that she visits are all lovely and whimsical, with great world building. I love the side characters as well, especially the train crew! The plot never thinned or slowed down and it was tense all the way to the end.

  5. 4 out of 5

    Pavitra (For The Love of Fictional Worlds)

    Also Posted on For The Love of Fictional Worlds Disclaimer: A Physical Copy of the book was provided via USBorne YA in exchange for an honest review. The Thoughts, opinions & feelings expressed in the review are therefore, my own. USBorbne YA has been my go to publisher for fantastic middle grade fiction fix – The Train to Impossible Places is another addition to some amazing middle grade fiction I have already read from this wonderful publishers. This beautifully illustrated book is about Also Posted on For The Love of Fictional Worlds Disclaimer: A Physical Copy of the book was provided via USBorne YA in exchange for an honest review. The Thoughts, opinions & feelings expressed in the review are therefore, my own. USBorbne YA has been my go to publisher for fantastic middle grade fiction fix – The Train to Impossible Places is another addition to some amazing middle grade fiction I have already read from this wonderful publishers. This beautifully illustrated book is about Suzy – a young girl on the cusp of young adulthood wherein she is slowly starting to realize that her love for Physics is getting her odd looks from her classmates. But still she is a wonderful character to get to know – curious, caring, loyal and definitely intelligent. She loves solving puzzles using the science of physics; because everything, and I do mean everything makes sense with Physics.   But when things start to not make sense – like a train running through her own living room – she does what any curious, adventure filled girl would do, she jumps on the train to find out new places, especially considering her loveable Physics is failing to explain what she is experiencing and seeing herself. I loved this adventure filled fantasy book – it is also entertaining and wonderful. I love that the author has done a brilliant job of creating a world that incorporates our reality and its understanding into the themes within the story. Not only that, Suzy is a character who is bold, intelligent, sure of herself and shows a strength of character that I know will be a good ideal for kids starting to come into themselves.   Plus, can we take a moment to appreciate the beauty of this book naked – the hardcover is brilliantly illustrated and it is honestly one of the most beautiful books that has ever graced my bookshelves – I am gonna get biased and give this beauty extra stars just for that gorgeous cover! For more reviews visit For The Love of Fictional Worlds :) Do come join us at For The Fictional Worlds Facebook Page | Twitter | Instagram  | Goodreads  | Amazon |

  6. 5 out of 5

    Renee

    Thank you so much to Macmillan’s Children’s & Netgalley for The eARC of this book! When Suzy hops a ride on the Impossible Postal Express, she ends up taking a trip she could’ve never imagined. I loved Suzy— she uses her wits and physics, to help save her friends in some sticky situations. I’m excited to read this to my boys, I think they will love the setting and the suspense.

  7. 4 out of 5

    Teresa Grabs

    Has everything one wants in a fast paced, imaginative MG book that is part Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy, part Dr. Who, and all full-speed ahead on the train to impossible places. I cannot wait to read the next two installments in the trilogy.

  8. 5 out of 5

    Orláith

    Review to come as I'm dying with the flu and my brain is struggling to form sentences.

  9. 5 out of 5

    Laura Noakes

    This imaginative tale is THE HITCHHIKER’S GUIDE TO THE GALAXY meets DISCWORLD for kids. Fantastic story, and I can’t wait for the next one.

  10. 5 out of 5

    Sophie Anderson

    Positively bursting with imagination and humour.

  11. 4 out of 5

    Amber

    I loved this book! This book gave me some serious Harry Potter vibes with the train and amazing world building the author did. If you love fantasy with imaginative new worlds, definitely check this one out.

  12. 5 out of 5

    Catherine Doyle

    Hugely enjoyable!

  13. 4 out of 5

    Felicia Mathews (Bookishly Slytherclaw)

    This was such an imaginative middle grade book. I love that the action in the story never lets up and that there are many plot twists. The little hints of physics facts that were thrown into the story were a nice added touch since the main character enjoys the subject. I definitely think this a story that children of many ages would love and I can't wait to read it with my children when they're older.

  14. 5 out of 5

    Mark

    A real winner. Great and original plot that will keep any reader, young or old, rolling along at a great rate.

  15. 4 out of 5

    BooksForTopics

    The Train to Impossible Places is a whizz-pop-bang of an adventure story that will make readers young and old want to jump on board! From the moment the Impossible Postal Express crashes unexpectedly through Suzy’s living room, the plot hurtles on at a hundred-miles-an-hour as it twists its way through imaginative realms. The postal workers on the magical train whisk Suzy along with them on their mission to deliver top secret packages to impossible places, encountering villains, heroes and everyt The Train to Impossible Places is a whizz-pop-bang of an adventure story that will make readers young and old want to jump on board! From the moment the Impossible Postal Express crashes unexpectedly through Suzy’s living room, the plot hurtles on at a hundred-miles-an-hour as it twists its way through imaginative realms. The postal workers on the magical train whisk Suzy along with them on their mission to deliver top secret packages to impossible places, encountering villains, heroes and everything in between along the way. Super imaginative, action-packed and filled with exciting new worlds and fantastical characters, this book has all the ingredients to be a massive hit. Thank you to the publisher for sending me an advanced copy. This book has been chosen for the BooksForTopics 'Ones to Watch' preview for Autumn 2018.

  16. 5 out of 5

    Leslie

    Suzy is a proper Whovian*-character: curious, resourceful, somewhat impulsive, caring and loyal, and very clever. She makes some difficult decisions, and proves capable of problem-solving in both physics and fuzzics under threat of fatal collision. Suzy is the proper strong-female-protagonist** in that she is allowed her emotions and her fear of being seen in ugly pajamas. She doesn’t have to act on prophesy, but on an increasingly well-honed gut-instinct. I appreciate her anger, and that it is p Suzy is a proper Whovian*-character: curious, resourceful, somewhat impulsive, caring and loyal, and very clever. She makes some difficult decisions, and proves capable of problem-solving in both physics and fuzzics under threat of fatal collision. Suzy is the proper strong-female-protagonist** in that she is allowed her emotions and her fear of being seen in ugly pajamas. She doesn’t have to act on prophesy, but on an increasingly well-honed gut-instinct. I appreciate her anger, and that it is portrayed as what it is: rational. E.g. Frederick isn’t the most honest frog-figurine trapped in a snow globe. The mystery behind the nefarious goings-on in the Impossible Places is spectacular, and is steeped in some serious relevance. In a Fantasy Adventure, we’re familiar with the suspicion of a character’s amassing of strength and/or magic as a means to overpower and control a kingdom, but what about information? A lot of reality seeps into the impossible realms of fantasy: Trollville’s manufacturing crisis is reminiscent of industrial revolutions; the interwebs effect on not just information, but the postal service. I appreciated the brief pauses on culture vs globalization. Adults really should be reading children’s literature. Don’t allow that aside to trouble you: no part of The Train to Impossible Places is boring, and the above paragraph fits perfectly into the conversation grade schoolers (and adults have) about being allowed to be our selves. In the opening chapter, Suzy knows her love of physics is beginning to earn her odd looks and deep frustrated sighs. But then we get to participate in an adventure for which her passions and dispositions are well suited. Same with all the characters we come to meet, they’re all fiercely determined to have their own mind about themselves in contexts that would limit their potential or just flat-out disallow or dismiss them. And once you find a good place for yourself to be, can you ever go back? Good news for Suzy Smith (and us readers), this is Book One. The Train to Impossible Places is entertaining and empowering. Nerdy kids with any sense of humor will be an easy sell for this book, but I think any kid could love this adventure. It’s well-paced and sassy and doesn’t underestimate its young audience. Welcome to your next book club read. The Train to Impossible Places is a good read-aloud option. You’ll alternately laugh and hold your breath and crinkle your brow; you may even tear-up a bit. For households who appreciate Doctor Who, Douglas Adams or Terry Pratchett. Readers of Mieville’s Un Lun Dun, Valente’s The Girl Who Circumnavigated…, Holly Grant’s Beastly Dreadfuls and/or Zita the Spacegirl series by Ben Hatke. *as in Doctor Who, and if I hadn’t already read that Bell was raised on it, I would have guessed from his characterization, the feel of the adventure, and that entertaining exchange on how the inside could possibly be bigger than outside. **Bell writes really good characters all the way around, but his female characters just set my feminist heart aflutter. Ursel’s insistence of being called a woman, not a girl…so good! and well-played comedically. https://contemplatrix.wordpress.com/2...

  17. 5 out of 5

    Stella Wenny

    The fantasy world-building in this book is superb, and at first I really really enjoyed this book. I love the idea of a postal train that delivers packages to many fantasy realms and I was so so excited. But then as I read on, there are several things that just don't add up and the last quarter feels messy to me, everyone is lying and hiding something and I feel like if I were a kid, I would just be confused as hell. The thing that bugged me most is that there is only one train that picks up and The fantasy world-building in this book is superb, and at first I really really enjoyed this book. I love the idea of a postal train that delivers packages to many fantasy realms and I was so so excited. But then as I read on, there are several things that just don't add up and the last quarter feels messy to me, everyone is lying and hiding something and I feel like if I were a kid, I would just be confused as hell. The thing that bugged me most is that there is only one train that picks up and delivers all the packages. And just one staff, Wilmot. It just doesn't make sense. At page 185: "We are lucky to get a thousand messages a day now, and there are barely a hundred staff left to manage them." So that means they have to deliver about hundreds of packages in a day, right? With only Wilmot to pick up and deliver??? HOW??? It makes a bit more sense if they just deliver letters, but no, they deliver packages too, like the first package Suzy had to deliver! And there are a lot of staff at the HQ, why not just give him a few staff?? Or at least have a couple other trains?? And if Wilmot is the only Postmaster who do all this pick up and delivery, why is the HQ receptionist didn't treat him like he's so damn important?? He needs support from the HQ! And then it's also ridiculous the way Wilmot didn't realize that Suzy changed the next destination to The Ivory Tower. The tower is SO important to the Impossible Places so Wilmot must have remembered if they have to deliver something to there, it's just laughable to read how easily Suzy deceived him. Also not making any sense how Wilmot easily had Suzy to deliver package to Crepuscula, a very important lady in the universe, ALONE. At least he needed to be with her to teach her! But I'm glad that at the end Wilmot realized this was a total mistake. And then at first the train crews are so against a human child learning their existence. But then it's easily approved and no one really question how did she end up there again, instead she got praised because she's the first staff Wilmot has. And then at the ending scene, what's the point of Fletch going to the tower with H.E.C.? Just for distraction? And some other little things that just doesn't add up to me. I KNOW this is a children book BUT STILL, I don't really want children to read about it's ok to just lie (to parents maybe) and not telling the truth because they are too afraid to get scolded (Suzy lied to Wilmot because she's afraid Wilmot will be mad). Also the characters aren't really stood up to me too, the main characters are quite distinct, but other than that, the supporting characters are just fine. Pretty good debut but disappointing to me since the general concept and world-building are SO SO GOOD.

  18. 5 out of 5

    Stephanie

    I can often be somewhat weary of middlegrade novels. Their target audience are those who, most typically, wont be bothered by a lot of things that older readers might. Many of them are fairly simple, with good reason, and thus I usually read them expecting to like but not love the book. It is for this fact that I found myself utterly and completely blown away by The Train to Impossible Places by P. G. Bell. When a mysterious train and a staff of trolls appear in her living room, Suzy Smith doesn’ I can often be somewhat weary of middlegrade novels. Their target audience are those who, most typically, wont be bothered by a lot of things that older readers might. Many of them are fairly simple, with good reason, and thus I usually read them expecting to like but not love the book. It is for this fact that I found myself utterly and completely blown away by The Train to Impossible Places by P. G. Bell. When a mysterious train and a staff of trolls appear in her living room, Suzy Smith doesn’t quite know what to make of them. They and their train seem to go against all the rules of physics, a subject at which she excels and one she deeply loves, from the very moment they arrive. Magic and fuzzics, they say, and are quick to determine that scrambling her memories is truly the best way to go when it comes to dealing with the fact that she wasn’t supposed to see them in the first place. Not one to have her brain messed with, Suzy soon finds herself stowing away aboard the Impossible Train and entering a world of grand adventure, dastardly plots, and villains who aren’t always quite as obvious as they seem. I loved this novel. From the witty and wonderful characters to the fantastic storytelling, Bell has woven a story that is impressively creative and exceedingly captivating. From the moment I picked it up, I couldn’t put it down. I fell in love with the characters, with the impossible places themselves, and especially with the plot which was surprising and predictable in all of the best ways. It’s been a long time since I’ve read a book that was this perfectly crafted and I cannot wait to share it with my friends and especially my young cousin or perhaps some of my students for whom this book would be perfect. Truly, books do not get much better than The Train to Impossible Places and I’m truly so grateful that I was able to find and read it. I was provided a free copy of this book via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. | Twitter | Reader Fox Blog | Instagram |

  19. 4 out of 5

    Nannette Demmler

    ARC provided by the publisher via NetGalley for an honest review. This was a whimsical and fun middle grade read full of interesting characters and fantastic places. There is also a good adventure with some science thrown in. This is not a character driven story, even though there are a lot of them, but there are a few that I would like to talk about. Suzy is a delightful young lady full of heart and courage. She loves physics and sometimes has to use her knowledge of it to get her and her friends ARC provided by the publisher via NetGalley for an honest review. This was a whimsical and fun middle grade read full of interesting characters and fantastic places. There is also a good adventure with some science thrown in. This is not a character driven story, even though there are a lot of them, but there are a few that I would like to talk about. Suzy is a delightful young lady full of heart and courage. She loves physics and sometimes has to use her knowledge of it to get her and her friends out of tight places. When she wakes up and finds a train and a troll in her hallway, she is quickly caught up into an adventure of a lifetime. She does question her decisions along the way though. But she makes friends with the trolls and the bear on the train and will do anything to protect them. She is pretty smart and plucky as well, willing to stand up to those who are being mean or evil. Wilmot is the troll Post Master who has the difficult job of delivering the mail to all of the impossible places. I liked him immediately, as did Suzy. He was kind and gentle, but also willing to stand up for himself and others. He was also brave and pretty clever, even if he doesn’t believe that for himself. Lady Crepuscula is the evil witch of this tale, and she does live up to the name, although I suspect she is not as bad as people make her out to be. Meridian is another adult character that appears to be good, but in the end his motives and actions are not so great. The plot and the Impossible places that Suzy and her friends visit are really the stars of this book. The plot is fast paced and you are always amazed with the places that the train visits. I loved the Troll bridge and the pirate shipwreck. As I mentioned before there are some physics involved and gravity is not always working the way you would expect. The trolls were also great inventors and the glimpse we get of what they are capable of is really interesting. The story has some nice plot twists that I think will keep kids invested in the story and characters. A solid debut work and a great start to a series. https://elnadesbookchat.com

  20. 4 out of 5

    Amy (Golden Books Girl)

    In his debut novel, P.G Bell introduces us to a normal human girl named Suzy Smith, who is awoken one night by a ruckus in her living room, and goes downstairs to discover that a magical train is passing through, and what happens when she gets aboard, and the first package she is told to deliver begs her not to do so. It turns out to be the Impossible Postal Express, which delivers post throughout the different areas of the magical land of the Union of Impossible Places, and I thought it was so In his debut novel, P.G Bell introduces us to a normal human girl named Suzy Smith, who is awoken one night by a ruckus in her living room, and goes downstairs to discover that a magical train is passing through, and what happens when she gets aboard, and the first package she is told to deliver begs her not to do so. It turns out to be the Impossible Postal Express, which delivers post throughout the different areas of the magical land of the Union of Impossible Places, and I thought it was so clever to make something as familiar as the postal system into something so very full of magic. I also loved the narration style because it really plays to the absurdity of the situations Suzy finds herself in and made me chuckle often, and also offers peeks into different areas of the Impossible Places and these help to thread the plot together and foreshadow some later events. I also loved the team of the Express, especially Wilmot and Ursel, and I loved Lady Crepuscula and Frederick as side characters too. Suzy is a fantastic main character, and I loved that she is really into physics and is a female role model for readers who also have an interest in STEM subjects. Another thing I found really fun was seeing paralells between our world and the Impossible Places, as well as just seeing all the different locations themselves. The plot is well paced and exciting, and I`m really looking forward to joining Suzy and the rest of the Postal Express team in their 2nd adventure. 4.5/5

  21. 4 out of 5

    Lizz Axnick

    I read over half this book in one sitting. It reads very quickly and is easy to follow. I quite enjoyed the made up lands that the author painted vivid pictures of. I had a little difficulty picturing what he described as a troll, mostly because it goes against what the stereotype of a troll is. My imagination from the description went with an anteater with elephant ears? Suzy wakes up in the middle of the night to find a train running through her living room. She loves science, physics and concr I read over half this book in one sitting. It reads very quickly and is easy to follow. I quite enjoyed the made up lands that the author painted vivid pictures of. I had a little difficulty picturing what he described as a troll, mostly because it goes against what the stereotype of a troll is. My imagination from the description went with an anteater with elephant ears? Suzy wakes up in the middle of the night to find a train running through her living room. She loves science, physics and concrete thinking, so her mind is utterly baffled to come up with an explanation. When the train is set to depart, Suzy stows away so she can get her sense of reality back. Except this train goes to Impossible Places... so reality is a relative term. Along the way Suzy winds up stealing someone's mail and unearths a plot for a dictator to take over the rule of the Impossible Places. Someone has to stop it. This is a fun fantasy adventure story for audiences of all ages. There are a few frightening moments but nothing that should scare children too badly that they wouldn't drift off to sleep. I love that the ending (no spoilers) leaves it open for more possibilities. I would love to go on another adventure with Suzy and the rest of the Impossible Postal Express.

  22. 4 out of 5

    Laura

    The Train to Impossible Places is a wonderful book of fantasy, sorcery, and adventure. Along the way we meat many different characters who all have their own part to play in saving the Union of Impossible Places (and some who are not what they seem!). There are many things I enjoyed about this book. I think what I enjoyed most of all is the storytelling; it has a multifaceted plot that comes together neatly at the end but is not predictable. Also, Bell has this way of using language to really bri The Train to Impossible Places is a wonderful book of fantasy, sorcery, and adventure. Along the way we meat many different characters who all have their own part to play in saving the Union of Impossible Places (and some who are not what they seem!). There are many things I enjoyed about this book. I think what I enjoyed most of all is the storytelling; it has a multifaceted plot that comes together neatly at the end but is not predictable. Also, Bell has this way of using language to really bring the story to life. It’s easy to visualise the characters and their surroundings. I personally think that’s really difficult for a writer to do well and Bell has succeeded in this instance. The book never gets boring; it is fast-paced and moves constantly so you can get totally lost in it. I was reading this on the bus one day and missed several stops. Whoops. It was worth it! I would highly recommend this book to anyone and would be great for younger readers who are maybe looking for a more challenging read.

  23. 5 out of 5

    BooksForTopics

    The Train to Impossible Places is a whizz-pop-bang of an adventure story that will make readers young and old want to jump on board! From the moment the Impossible Postal Express crashes into Suzy’s living room, the plot hurtles on at a hundred-miles-an-hour as it twists its way through imaginative realms on a mission to deliver top secret packages to impossible places, encountering villains, heroes and everything in between along the way. Super imaginative, action-packed and filled with exciting The Train to Impossible Places is a whizz-pop-bang of an adventure story that will make readers young and old want to jump on board! From the moment the Impossible Postal Express crashes into Suzy’s living room, the plot hurtles on at a hundred-miles-an-hour as it twists its way through imaginative realms on a mission to deliver top secret packages to impossible places, encountering villains, heroes and everything in between along the way. Super imaginative, action-packed and filled with exciting new worlds and fantastical characters, this book has all the ingredients to be a massive hit. Full steam ahead to the sequel! Many thanks to the publisher for sending me an advanced copy of this book. Full review to feature on our website closer to the time of publication.

  24. 5 out of 5

    Jonii

    Suzy Smith was a lovely character and I enjoyed going on her incredible journey to impossible places! This book was a rollicking good adventure story with a quirky cast of characters, imaginative locations, and thrilling story. I was cheering for Suzy as she navigated the incredible world of the Impossible Places Postal Service and her attempts to right a wrong without all the pertinent information. This is a great story for girls that don't want to deal with mushy story lines, the plot is crisp Suzy Smith was a lovely character and I enjoyed going on her incredible journey to impossible places! This book was a rollicking good adventure story with a quirky cast of characters, imaginative locations, and thrilling story. I was cheering for Suzy as she navigated the incredible world of the Impossible Places Postal Service and her attempts to right a wrong without all the pertinent information. This is a great story for girls that don't want to deal with mushy story lines, the plot is crisp and stays on point, never running into sentimentality or typical "girl story" tropes. I think because of this many boys would like it too. This is another book I'll be recommending to our younger patrons. :-)

  25. 4 out of 5

    MC Bonet

    ::SPOILERS AHEAD:: Loved it! Such an imaginative story! At times I felt like I was watching a Hayao Miyazaki movie, because the journey was so strange and random. Also the Lady Crepuscula scary and intriguing all at once. (I still say those were human soldiers that she turned to statues. Though we were never told.) I totally sympathized with Suzy; at times I wanted to smash Frederick myself. I think my favorite chapter was the underwater ghosts. My heart goes out to them, there has to be some way ::SPOILERS AHEAD:: Loved it! Such an imaginative story! At times I felt like I was watching a Hayao Miyazaki movie, because the journey was so strange and random. Also the Lady Crepuscula scary and intriguing all at once. (I still say those were human soldiers that she turned to statues. Though we were never told.) I totally sympathized with Suzy; at times I wanted to smash Frederick myself. I think my favorite chapter was the underwater ghosts. My heart goes out to them, there has to be some way to save them. I smell a sequel. I hope there's a sequel. I want to visit these characters again and see what new places the Impossible Postal Express delivers to next!

  26. 5 out of 5

    stefiereads

    This book is packed with adventures! It’s so imaginative and fun!! It makes me want to jump on board and ride through impossible places. This story has villain, heroine, trolls, ghosts and magic. If this book were a colour. It’s bursting with all the colours! So much things happening but it didn’t make me confused. It’s just pure fun and not boring! Our heroine, Suzy, is a bright and brave kid. I adore her train of thoughts. She inspired me! If you’re in the mood for easy & fast read full of This book is packed with adventures! It’s so imaginative and fun!! It makes me want to jump on board and ride through impossible places. This story has villain, heroine, trolls, ghosts and magic. If this book were a colour. It’s bursting with all the colours! So much things happening but it didn’t make me confused. It’s just pure fun and not boring! Our heroine, Suzy, is a bright and brave kid. I adore her train of thoughts. She inspired me! If you’re in the mood for easy & fast read full of fun and adventure, this book is for you. I’m sure the young ones will devour this book! :) *Thank you Usborne publishing for the review copy!

  27. 5 out of 5

    Dominique Valente

    I LOVED this story. Trolls, magic, trains, other worlds?? Fantastic.It was the humour though that really made this stand out. I read it with the biggest smile on my face. The characters are gorgeous!! I think I lost my heart to the postmaster though, he was so cute. It was proper funny, magical MG that had me laughing out loud and gasping the next. It is so richly imagined and beautifully written. I think it is a sheer triumph. I was fortunate enough to read an ARC but views are entirely my own.

  28. 5 out of 5

    Toya Taylor

    This book came in the October (hope I got it right) OwlCrate Jr. box. This is a story about a girl named Suzy Smith who led an ordinary life. One day, after finishing her homework and went to bed, she noticed lights in her home. Suzy goes to investigate only to find that her home and grew in size and had a network of railroads in her house with a train right in her living room. Curiosity gets the best of her and she boards the train for an adventure that she will never forget.

  29. 4 out of 5

    Pam

    Suzy Smith is surprised to see a creature laying train tracks through her house. She steals his wand and stows away as the train come through. She meets the postmaster and the delivery crew for the Postal service and sets off on an adventure to several of the Impossible Places. Plenty of action for middle grade readers. Use to talk about power corrupting and people being misled. Discuss how complicated government and growth can be.

  30. 4 out of 5

    Mortisha Cassavetes

    This is a really fun book to read. It follows a young girl named Suzy who wakes up to find a train track right in the center of the living room. This lead to a great adventure and even a young boy trapped in a snow globe. I just love trains and so this book was awesome for me. I highly recommend it to kids of all ages.

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