Polar Express 30th anniversary edition

by Chris Van Allsburg

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.

  • Format: Hardcover
  • ISBN-13/ EAN: 9780544580145
  • ISBN-10: 0544580141
  • Pages: 32
  • Publication Date: 09/15/2015
  • Carton Quantity: 10
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  • About the Book
    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.

     
     
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    “The best book about Santa.”—Entertainment Weekly 

     

    “The Polar Express is magic indeed. ”—The New York Times 

     

    “Allsburg's mix of meticulousness and mysticism is his own, and his quiet Christmas bell, now run, will not stop ringing.”—Adam Gopnik, author of The King in the Window 

     

    “The sumptuous pastel effects make this one of Van Allsburg's most treasured visions.”—Newsweek  

      

    “As always, the forms are sculptured, the perspectives as dazzling as they are audacious, the colors rich and elegant, the use of light and shadow masterly.”—Horn Book Guide 

      

    “Even the most hardened Santa doubters might find in The Polar Express the faith to believe again.”—American Bookseller 

      

    1986 Caldecott Medal Winner 

    A New York Times Best Illustrated Children's Book of the Year 

    ALA Notable Book for Children 

    Booklist Editors' Choice 

    Horn Book Fanfare Selection 

    Reading Rainbow Review Book

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