The Polar Express

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The Polar Express

Format:  School and Library,

32 pages

Edition: Anniversary

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

Publish Date: Sep 2009

ISBN-13: 9780395389492

ISBN-10: 0395389496

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For twenty-five years, "The Polar Express "has been a treasured holiday classic. To commemorate this special anniversary, a lavish gift edition has been created. The set includes a CD audio recording read by Liam Neeson, a keepsake "All Aboard" ornament, and a note from author Chris Van Allsburg.
Awarded the prestigious Caldecott Medal in 1986, "The Polar Express "has sold more than 7 million copies, become a classic holiday movie, and been translated into stage productions that take place across the United States during the holiday season.

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Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Publish Date: Sep 2009
ISBN-13: 9780395389492
ISBN-10: 0395389496
Format: School and Library
Number of Pages: 32
Shipping Weight (in pounds): 1.2
Product in Inches (L x W x H): 11.75 x 9.25 x 0.5

About the author

Biography of Van Allsburg, Chris

Considered to be one of the foremost authors and illustrators of surrealistic fantasy for children, Chris Van Allsburg was born in Grand Rapids, Michigan, in 1949. He received his B. F. A. at the University of Michigan and his M. F. A. at the Rhode Island School of Design. He married Lisa Morrison and currently teaches at the Rhode Island School of Design. Van Allsburg's work is highly praised for the excellent artisanship of his illustrations, which often have a surreal element.

His first book, The Garden of Abdul Gasazi (1979), concerning a lost dog found by a magician, and his second book, Jumanji (1981), about a strange board game that comes to life, brought him quick praise. Jumanji won the Caldecott Medal in 1982. The Polar Express (1985), Van Allsburg's most popular book, deals with the idea that the ability to believe in things beyond one's experiences helps to keep a person young.

It also won a Caldecott Medal in 1986. Other books by Van Allsburg include The Z was Zapped, and Just a Dream, a story about a boy who learns to be ecological. Van Allsburg's sculptures have also been exhibited at many New York galleries.

Awards and Recognitions

  • Flicker Tale Children's Book Award, 1988 (United States)
  • Caldecott Medal, 1986 (United States)
  • Bluegrass Award, 1987 (United States)
  • Boston Globe-Horn Book Awards, 1986 (United States)
  • Buckeye Children's Book Award, 1991 (United States)

Book description

For twenty-five years, The Polar Express has been a treasured holiday classic. To commemorate this special anniversary, a lavish gift edition has been created. The set includes a CD audio recording read by Liam Neeson, a keepsake "All Aboard" ornament, and a note from author Chris Van Allsburg.

Awarded the prestigious Caldecott Medal in 1986, The Polar Express has sold more than 7 million copies, become a classic holiday movie, and been translated into stage productions that take place across the United States during the holiday season.

Customer Product Reviews

Rated 4.8 out of 5★ by 36reviewers.
Rated 5 out of 5★ by Best Xmas book ever!! a classic. Read this to your kids for a few years before they see the movie. 01/05/2008
Rated 5 out of 5★ by very nice book; lovely story; beautiful illustrations 01/01/2009
Rated 5 out of 5★ by Nice book I took my 3 year old grandson to see The Polar Express in 4D at Sea World this year. I couldn't find the book on the shelf at any of the stores I looked. I finally decided to order it from WalMart online. I had it shipped to the WalMart closest to my grandson and had my son go pick it up when it came in. I was told he got it home, ripped it open and started reading it right away! I knew it would have an ornament, but didn't realize it came with a CD. The hardback book is very nice and the CD was an positive added surprise! I would recommend it to any grandmother wanting to please her grandchild! 01/17/2010
Rated 5 out of 5★ by a favorite the polor express is our new favorite book and movie.....i love it just as much as my grandchildren and i wanted to purchase the book to have for the holidays....it is a beautiful book with a wonderful story...the cd was an extra bonus and it came with an ornament....very very nice..... 02/16/2010
Rated 5 out of 5★ by GREAT BOOK Beautiful book as a gift, with a CD narrated by Liam Nielsen, and an ornament in the back.ALL Aboard!!!!My grand nephew loves this book. Was a wonderful gift. I found the best price with Walmart ship to store. 12/27/2011
Rated 5 out of 5★ by Great Book! Well put together. A great find at this price! 10/08/2012
Rated 5 out of 5★ by Perfect in every way! I'm going to start off by saying, some people expected this book to follow the movie but the thing is the book came out in 1985...FAR before the movie. SO my expectations of how the book would look is pretty spot on. The card board ornament was just that, no qualms there. I love that the book was a hardcover book, the art was beautiful and the fact that it came with a cd of the book narrated by Liam Neeson!!! I'm in heaven. I named my son after Liam Neeson so this was a PERFECT gift for my son :D 12/03/2013
Rated 5 out of 5★ by Great present Great book and price. Son loves the polar express 12/26/2007
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