The week in books: 2 November 2018

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The Train to Impossible Places

By PG Bell

Usborne Publishing, £12.99

ISBN: 9781474948616

My class were so full of praise for this book, I couldn’t get them to stop talking. Apparently there’s now a queue of children wanting to borrow the book as soon as it goes back in the library – I’m convinced this will be one of our most-borrowed books this year. It is a distinct pleasure to read a fantasy quest that doesn’t depend on a parent being absent, abducted or dead as the impetus, but instead on the main character doing the right thing because it is the right thing.

Caroline Wood is the school ...

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