The most popular TV game show ever, Puzzle Train, has Tom hooked. Obsessed. Every week, he watches as the adults fail to complete the unseen Conductor’s puzzles. Every week at school he debates the Conductor’s identity with best friend, Isabelle. And every week, his stepfather tells him to get out of the living room and play sports.
An opportunity presents itself as a children’s special is announced. Tom is desperate to get on-line and attempt the qualification puzzles, his stepfather is equally desperate to stop him. The mystery to Tom is why does his stepfather hate the Puzzle Train so much?
Tom knows he can defeat the Conductor’s puzzles – if he can overcome his initial shyness – he has studied every episode and he has his grans words of wisdom in his head.
He has to win.
Not just for the fame of becoming the first person in 500 episodes to defeat the Conductor – he doesn’t like attention.
Not just for the massive cash prize – although his mom really needs a new car.
But for the questions he has buzzing in his head and the desire he has to finally find out who the Conductor really is.
Puzzle Train is recommended for young puzzlers age 9-12 and is the first in a three book series by Richard James Edwards.
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