The Story: Sometimes the craziest things can come out of the blue, just like the Impossible Postal Express, which comes rolling into Suzy’s living room one night. Though Suzy knows it’s likely against crazy, she decides to take a chance and hop aboard, earning her a one-way ticket to the most unlikely mad-cap adventure she’s ever heard of. On the family-owned, troll-operated Postal Express, Suzy is deployed by the current owner of the train Wilmot to deliver something to the Lady Crepuscula, an assignment that turns into a much bigger adventure when the package begins to talk to her. Suddenly, Suzy is swept up in a grand escapade that involves pirates, a magical snowglobe, and a cursed prince! It’s time for her to find her courage if she is to save the Postal Express.
My Thoughts: This was a wonderfully paced fantasy story that will excite readers. Besides the fact that it’s a humorously original idea, The Train to Impossible Places is wonderfully written. P. G. Bell manages to craft a story with descriptive language that caught my interest immediately. Plus, the colorful cover is definitely one that is fun to display on your bookshelf. A remarkably good read and one I highly recommend!