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Sabotage on the Solar Express

M. G. Leonard, Sam Sedgman, Elisa Paganelli

Sabotage on the Solar Express


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45 reviews

Ride into danger with Hal and Uncle Nat on the fifth breathtaking Adventures on Trains Mystery, Sabotage on the Solar Express, from bestselling award-winners M. G. Leonard and Sam Sedgman. Perfect for readers of 8 to 12 and brilliantly illustrated in black and white throughout by Elisa Paganelli. 'A thrilling and hugely entertaining adventure story' – David Walliams on The Highland Falcon Thief, the first book in the series. Billionaire train enthusiast August Reza has invited Harrison Beck and Uncle Nat on the maiden voyage of the Solar Express – the winning design of his Reza’s Rocket competition. But during the journey, they discover the train has been sabotaged, hurtling passengers into a heart-stopping, action-packed, thrill ride across the Australian Outback. Can Hal find the saboteur and stop the runaway train before disaster strikes? Sabotage on the Solar Express can be read as a stand-alone novel, or enjoyed as part of the Adventures on Trains series. Join Hal and Uncle Nat on more stops in this thrilling series with: The Highland Falcon Thief, Kidnap on the California Comet, and Murder on the Safari Star. Praise for the Series: 'Like Murder on the Orient Express but better!' – Frank Cottrell-Boyce on The Highland Falcon Thief 'A first class choo-choo-dunnit!' – David Solomons on Kidnap on the California Comet 'A high-speed train journey worth catching . . .The best yet' – The Times on Murder on the Safari Star 'This series just gets better and better' – Maz Evans on Danger at Dead Man's Pass


I did enjoy this book, it was very captivating and you quickly got attached to the characters.

Anonymous 03.03.2024

It's thrillingly scary!

Anonymous 02.02.2024

Excellent I loved it especally when they parachuted away.

Anonymous 21.01.2024

I like how it is full of mystery and detective work. I think other people would enjoy it age 7-11.

Anonymous 09.12.2023

I love reading this book and recommended to others kids

Anonymous 01.09.2023

This book was brilliant. It’s the fifth book in the series “Adventures on Trains” and it is very good, just like all the others. Train detectives, Harrison Beck and his Uncle Nat, are travelling aboard the Solar Express. The Solar Express was the winning design of a train competition, won by 14 year old Boaz. I would recommend this book to people who love thrilling mysteries and adventure stories.

Anonymous 31.08.2023

This book was full of mystery, detective work and danger. All the characters had many different personalities and some committed mutiny and one tried to sabotage the train! I recommend this book to anyone who is eight +. I really enjoyed the book because it was very interesting and descriptive.

Anonymous 27.08.2023

I enjoyed this book as it was a fast tense and exciting adventure. I would recommend this book to readers who like mysteries with a clock ticking above their heads.

Anonymous 22.08.2023

When the Solar Express gets hijacked by the so called 'old man', the back-up cart gets launched taking Woody, Marine's bodyguard, the hijacker and the TV crew. But what will the passengers do?

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Anonymous 14.08.2023

I loved it! It made me feel like it was actually in the book. I also loved the elements of science. I learned all about hydrogen and the effects it has on other gases. I recommend it to anyone who likes trains, adventure, science and mystery.

Anonymous 04.08.2023


I like this series!

Countess Majorca Bacon-slicer 24.07.2023

Hal and Boaz are my fave characters. Geat book with nice drawings.

Anonymous 21.07.2023

This is a very exhilarating and breath taking book. I was very impressed when I finished it earlier because it made me aghast at what had happened. I was very surprised and in awe when I finished it. I think that it could have been improved by explaining what things are, such as a locomotive, which my dad told me was a train-which explained a lot!

Anonymous 19.07.2023

I though it was very cool and I liked the science.

Anonymous 28.06.2023

Amazing! M.G. Leonard is one of the best authors on the planet!! I love how the kids are the ones who find out what is going wrong. I would recommend everyone reads it. Happy Reading Guys!!!

Anonymous 18.03.2023

good book i liked it

Anonymous 03.01.2023

This book is super. I love it because it's very adventurous and exciting

Anonymous 13.09.2022

Lovely book

Anonymous 06.09.2022

I really liked this book , in fact I liked it so much I ordered the sequel and I even want to to get the third one! My favourite character was Boaz Tudawali because always seemed really chilled out about everything even when he found out that his own train was on out to blow up and destroy a cultural monument built by the aboriginals! I also liked his little sister JJ because she didn’t really understand what was going on so she always acted normal.

Anonymous 01.09.2022

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