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Reading activities: The Train to Impossible Places

All aboard for a magical journey...

Try these activity sheets based on the award-winning Train to Impossible Places books, or meet author P.G. Bell as he reads the first chapter and gives some top letter writing tips.

Activity sheets

Letter writing with Wilmot

Letter writing with Wilmot

Top tips on how to write a letter with Wilmot, Postmaster for The Impossible Postal Express.

Cut and colour your own postmaster's hat

Cut and colour your own postmaster's hat

Cut out and make your own Postmaster hat, based on Wilmot's hat from The Train to Impossible Places.

Meet the author

P.G. Bell, author of The Train to Impossible Places, reads the thrilling first chapter from the first book in the series, then shares some top letter writing tips from Postmaster Wilmot.

Read the books

Click on each book for a sample chapter, more activities and discussion questions.

The Train to Impossible Places

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 All aboard for a magical journey... 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 onboard 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...

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The Great Brain Robbery

The Great Brain Robbery

Join Suzy for her highly-anticipated second journey in The Great Brain Robbery, the sequel to the Waterstones Children's Book Prize-shortlisted The Train to Impossible Places. Suzy can't wait to return to the Union of Impossible Places on the Impossible Postal Express. But when she arrives, she overhears a dastardly plan to destroy Trollville from a shadowy and unexpected villain. Suzy and her friends must race from magical cloud-worlds to secret caverns to catch the culprit, before Trollville comes crashing down…

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