"This is probably one of my favourite books EVER!"

The Great Brain Robbery

Book 2  of The Train to Impossible Places Adventures

Published October 2019 | Formats: Hardback, paperback, e-book, audiobook

  • Shortlisted for the Crimefest Book Awards 2020

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…

Praise for The Great Brain Robbery

“Bell’s imagination takes full flight again for this second helping of extraordinary, exhilarating and inventive adventure.”

Lancashire Post

“Imagination abounds in this troll-centric series and this sequel delivers in fun adventure just as the first book did.”

WRD About Books

“A pacy, gutsy, creative and dramatic story with delightful depth.”

Teach Primary

“Adventure doesn’t come more exciting or entertaining, and this is one train young readers really mustn’t miss.”

Andrea Reece, LoveReading4Kids

“Full-steam ahead for more fun.”


“This is probably one of my favourite books EVER!”

Alys, aged 10

“Bell has a knack for timing, knowing just when to break away from the action. The characters in this volume are more developed, especially Suzy, who takes on leadership successfully. Part adventure, part mystery, part fantasy world set on its ear, there is something here for everyone.”

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