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The Adventures of
What do you do when you find out the train you're on is going the wrong way?

If you're Mrs. Picklebottom, you simply jump onto the roof of a train passing in the other direction!

Nine-year-old Charlotte Connelly (and her dad) invite you into the whimsical world of Mrs. Picklebottom and her fanciful friends -- the loyal Mr. Conductor and the British Lord and Lady Tomatotop -- who inspire imagination and joy in these four delightful short stories.

The Adventures of Mrs. Picklebottom combines the values of deep friendship and problem-solving, with quirky characters and fanciful settings — passenger trains and their various stops. Adults and children alike will laugh out loud and turn pages with anticipation, waiting to see how Mrs. Picklebottom gets out of each story’s unique predicament.



Broadway actress and star of "Beautiful: The Carole King"

US Tour

I enjoyed these stories so much. They read beautifully aloud which is particularly great! It was comforting for me as a kid to have characters you can grow to love and rely on while the circumstances change. I still love that!


Director of Four Day Weekend Sketch Comedy Training,

& Children's Librarian

These stories are delightful and I like how they work together... By the time you’re done you want to go back and read them again now that you know more about these friends


Five-Star Review

on Amazon

I love reading this book aloud to my daughter. It is a great chapter book for young readers who love interesting characters. I can’t wait for the rest of the series to come out so I can continue reading these delightful stories! I would high recommend purchasing this book. You will fall in love with the characters and illustrations. The author and her father did a fantastic job writing this book.

Mrs. Picklebottom

Hello there, friend. I'm very glad you stopped by, and that you like my book! My name is Mrs. Picklebottom. I love my friends, animals, and to travel. I may go across the ocean soon. Do you know what my favorite drink is?


I hope to see you soon!

Mr. Conductor

All aboard! I'm Mr. Conductor. I get to have adventures all over the place on my train. But as much fun as that is, the best part is taking care of all the great passengers onboard.

My favorite rides are when my friends join us. But do you now who my best friend is? Hint: he's not a human


Lord Tomatotop

Good day. My name is Lord Tomatotop, and I am honoured to make your acquaintance. My duties as a British noble keep me very busy, so I will not see you much. But when I can break away for holiday, I love to explore the world with my wife. Do you know what country I live in?


Lady Tomatotop

Well hullo. I am Lady Tomatotop, and it is truly a pleasure to meet you. I adore my best friend Mrs. Picklebottom, and since you like her too, I know that I'd also adore youI I live in England but I am honored to come visit my friend often. Do you know my favorite animal?


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