Polar Express 30th anniversary edition (Hardcover)

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Take a ride aboard the Polar Express in this award-winning, classic holiday story, complete with an ornament gift, perfect for every childs 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 reindeers 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 authors note and downloadable audio read by Liam Neeson.

About the Author

Chris Van Allsburg is the winner of two Caldecott Medals, for Jumanji and The Polar Express, as well as the recipient of a Caldecott Honor Book for The Garden of Abdul Gasazi. The author and illustrator of numerous picture books for children, he has also been awarded the Regina Medal for lifetime achievement in childrens literature. In 1982, Jumanji was nominated for a National Book Award and in 1996, it was made into a popular feature film. Chris Van Allsburg is a former instructor at the Rhode Island School of Design. Visit him atchrisvanallsburg.com.

Praise For…

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

Product Details
ISBN: 9780544580145
ISBN-10: 0544580141
Publisher: HMH Books for Young Readers
Publication Date: September 15th, 2015
Pages: 32
Language: English