The Polar Express

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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 children’s literature. In 1982, Jumanji won the National Book Award and in 1996, it was made into a popular feature film. 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.
The Polar Express is a treasured holiday tradition. This lavish gift 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.


ISBN 9780395389492
Genre JUVENILE FICTION / Holidays & Celebrations / Christmas & Advent
Pages 32
Publisher Date 2009-09-28 00:00:00.0
Publisher Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Height 9.25 in
Wdth 11.75 in
Thickness 0.5 in
Unit weight 1.15 lb
Language English
Edition Number 25
Edition Detail Anniversary, Gift
Audience Children/juvenile
Authors Van Allsburg, Chris

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  • Timeless gift

    I was very happy to find the hardcover Polar Express 25th Anniversary Edition. The books will be used on a Polar Express train adventure as we read the story together. The books are perfect and the ornament is a bonus to hang on the Christmas tree for years to come. Great gift and keepsake!!!

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  • Classic

    Wonderful book. My son loves listening to the CD in the car. The ornament that came with it is a little cheap looking, but I wasn't really expecting it to be collector worthy.

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  • The Polar Express (25th Anniversary

    Just what we wanted for our grandson. The other grandchildren already have a copy and so he has his now.

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  • beautiful

    This book was the perfect size for me to read while snuggled with my 4yr old and 1yr old. It had beautiful illustrations and shipped fast. I was very pleased.

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  • Beautiful Book!

    This story is just as magical in a book as it is in the movie. My son loves this book, as do I. The pictures are beautiful and it reads very well. A magical story that can make anyone believe.

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  • A must-have book for your children's library. It will bring a tear to your eye every time you read it.

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  • This book tells the story of a magical journey and young boy makes to the North Pole on Christmas Eve. The story is captivating to any child. After the story the children made a bell necklace. As the story goes, you can only hear the bell if you believe in Santa's magic. Great story.

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    • Hello mkstueve, it is a CD audio recording of the book which is read by Liam Neeson. Thanks for shopping with us! -Matthew P.

  • will the cd play in the uk?


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