The Polar Express

Chris Van Allsburg

Book - 1985

A magical train ride on Christmas Eve takes a boy to the North Pole to receive a special gift from Santa Claus.

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Series
Reading Rainbow review book
Subjects
Genres
Picture books
Published
Boston : Houghton Mifflin c1985.
Language
English
Physical Description
[32] p. : col. ill
ISBN
0544580141
0395389496
Main Author
Chris Van Allsburg (-)
Review by Publisher Summary 1

A 30th anniversary edition of the Caldecott Medal-winning classic incorporates a new jacket design, an expanded interior layout, an author's note, a downloadable audio reading by Liam Neeson and a golden "All Aboard" ornament. By the Caldecott Medal-winning creator of Jumanji. 300,000 first printing.

Review by Publisher Summary 2

This beautiful hardcover edition of The Polar Express is the perfect gift for all those—of any age—who believe, come Christmas Eve, that they too will hear the sweet sound of a reindeer’s silver bell. This edition includes a keepsake ornament.A young boy, lying awake one Christmas Eve, is welcomed aboard a magical train to the North Pole . . .Through dark forests, over tall mountains, and across a barren desert of ice, the Polar Express makes its way to the huge city standing alone at the top of the world, where the boy will make his Christmas wish.For millions of readers around the world, this mysterious journey to the North Pole has become a beloved Christmas classic. In this thirtieth-anniversary edition, the inimitable artistry of Chris Van Allsburg is showcased with a bold new jacket design and expanded interior layout.The Polar Express is a Caldecott Medal winner, and reading the story together is a beloved holiday tradition held by generations of families. It has also become a favorite holiday movie and been translated into stage productions that take place across the United States during the holiday season.

Review by Publisher Summary 3

Take a ride aboard the Polar Express in this award-winning, classic holiday story, complete with an ornament gift, perfect for every child’s library.

Review by Publisher Summary 4

Take a ride aboard the Polar Express in this award-winning, classic holiday story, complete with an ornament gift, perfect for every child’s library.

A young boy, lying awake one Christmas Eve, is welcomed aboard a magical train to the North Pole. The Polar Express makes its way to the city atop the world, where the boy will make his Christmas wish. This is a story for all who believe in the spirit of Christmas and those who treasure the sound of a reindeer’s silver bell.

The Polar Express is the 1986 Caldecott Medal winner, and reading the story together is a beloved holiday tradition held by generations of families. It was also made into an animated feature film starring Tom Hanks.

In this special edition, the inimitable artistry of Chris Van Allsburg is highlighted with a new jacket design and expanded interior layout. Includes an author’s note and downloadable audio read by Liam Neeson.