The Train to Impossible Places

  • Shortlisted for the Waterstones Children’s Book Prize 2019
  • Shortlisted for the Branford Boase Award 2019
  • Shortlisted for the IBW Book Awards 2019
This roller-coaster of a book is pacey, fun, and full of lots of fantastical new ideas.


When Suzy hears a strange rattling 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 called Wilmot, Suzy’s world is turned upside down when she’s given the job of delivering a cursed package to the fearsome sorceress, Lady Crepuscula.

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


Strange noises at night

The Train to Impossible Places is about a girl called Suzy who heard some strange noises at night.  She goes downstairs to find a train rushing through her house!

James, Sussex

An amazing storyline

The Train to Impossible Places has an amazing storyline about a world which gets turned upside down!

Anastasia, London

A hilarious journey

This book takes you on a hilarious journey before setting you back down in your bedroom as though nothing happened but secretly you know did.

Mia, West Sussex

Weird and wacky places

I love the thought of riding this train to weird and wacky places.

Imogen, Sussex

I love the language

I love the use of language and wording, as well as the story of this book.

Ayana, London

Humour and Mystery

I think that people would really enjoy the humour and the mystery in the story.

Mya, London

A thrilling sense of adventure

I would recommend this book to friends because it has a thrilling sense of adventure and countless twists.

Ralph, Sussex

Let your imagination fly!

Any person who likes to let their imagination fly will love this book.

Lexie, Sussex

About The Author

P. G. Bell

P.G. Bell, author of The Train to Impossible Places, 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 all he’s ever really wanted to do is write stories for a living. And now he does! He lives in Wales with his wife Anna, and their two children.