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The Polar Express [With Cardboard Ornament] [Hardcover]

By Chris Van Allsburg (Author) & Chris Van Allsburg (Illustrator)
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A magical train ride on Christmas Eve takes a boy to the North Pole to receive a special gift from Santa Claus.

Publishers 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.

Awards and Recognitions
The Polar Express [With Cardboard Ornament] by Chris Van Allsburg has received the following awards and recognitions -
  • Kentucky Bluegrass Award - 1987 Winner - Children's Literature category
  • Nevada Young Readers' Award - 1988 Winner - Picture Book category
  • Caldecott Medal - 1986 Winner - Picture Book category
  • Buckeye Children's Book Award - 1991 Winner - Grades K-2 category
  • Buckaroo Book Award - 1998-1999 Second Place - Children's category

Citations And Professional Reviews
The Polar Express [With Cardboard Ornament] by Chris Van Allsburg has been reviewed by professional book reviewers and journalists at the following establishments -
  • Wilson Children's Catalog - 01/01/2006 page 1029
  • Wilson Children's Catalog - 01/01/1991 page 726
  • Wilson Children's Catalog 96 - 01/01/1996 page 752
  • Wilson Children's Catalog - 01/01/2001 page 713
  • PW Notes and Reprints - 09/27/2004 page 65
  • School Library Journal - 10/01/1985

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Item Specifications...

Studio: Houghton Mifflin
Pages   32
Est. Packaging Dimensions:   Length: 0.5" Width: 11.75" Height: 9.25"
Weight:   1.15 lbs.
Binding  Hardcover
Release Date   Sep 28, 2009
Publisher   Houghton Mifflin
Age  5-8
Edition  Anniversary  
ISBN  0395389496  
ISBN13  9780395389492  
UPC  046442389495  

Availability  0 units.

More About Chris Van Allsburg

Register your artisan biography and upload your photo! CHRIS VAN ALLSBURGis the winner of two Caldecott Medals, for Jumanji and The Polar Express, as well as the recipient of the Caldecott Honor 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 children's literature. Chris Van Allsburg was formerly an instructor at the Rhode Island School of Design. He lives in Rhode Island with his wife and two children."

Chris Van Allsburg currently resides in Providence, in the state of Rhode Island.

Chris Van Allsburg has published or released items in the following series...
  1. Chronicles of Narnia (HarperCollins Hardcover)

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Product Categories

1Books > Subjects > Children > Ages 4-8 > General
2Books > Subjects > Children > Ages 4-8 > Picture Books
3Books > Subjects > Children > Authors & Illustrators, A-Z > ( V ) > Van Allsburg, Chris
4Books > Subjects > Children > Literature > Classics by Age > General
5Books > Subjects > Children > Literature > Classics by Age
6Books > Subjects > Children > People & Places > Holidays & Festivals > Christmas > Fiction

Reviews - What do customers think about The Polar Express?

Christmas Classic  May 10, 2008
I am a fan of Chris Van Alsburg and I believe that this is one of the most spectacular things he has ever written. What makes this a timeless work of art is not only the peaceful, dusk-cover pictures that evoke romantic images of the North but the precious concept of pure faith demonstrated through such a simple holiday symbol as the bell.
Classic book  Mar 12, 2008
This is a beautiful classic children's book. It is the perfect gift for any age.
good  Jan 20, 2008
You are better off purchasing the limited edition, which comes with the cassette and cd. I found the limited edition set in Marshalls (after I made this purchase), for less than what I paid for just the book. I ended up giving my nephew this book and the casette tape which came with the limited edition. I kept the cd and other book for my son, who still reads along with the cd, a month after Christmas.
A magical classic  Jan 13, 2008
Please get this book if you have kids. Must read before you watch the movie, and a true treasure to add to your home library. One of the best picture books ever printed.
Excellent  Jan 3, 2008
This is a great book!!! I have loved it since I was a child!

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