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Read "The Polar Express" One More Excellent Book By Chris Van Allsburg

A magical train ride on Christmas Eve takes a boy to the North Pole to receive a special gift from Santa Claus.
Polar Express is a must own book. The author is Chris Van Allsburg and it was published sometime in September of 2009 by Houghton Mifflin. The children's book has 32 pages and it incorporates some brilliantly colored illustrations. The book is 0.4" Height x 9.3" Length x 11.4" Width and has a weight of 1.29 lbs, add to cart by clicking the hyperlink below.

Polar Express. polar express twenty been worldwide bestseller

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Publisher:Houghton Mifflin
Author:Chris Van Allsburg


For twenty years, The Polar Express has been a worldwide bestseller and Christmas classic. In 2004, The Polar Express became a blockbuster holiday movie. The slipcase holds a cloth copy from the book, which consists of a distinctive bookplate developed by author Chris Van Allsburg exclusively for this edition. The DVD release in 2005 assures, that like the book, the movie will become a holiday classic. In 1986 The Polar Express was awarded the prestigious Caldecott Medal and hit the New York Instances bestseller list. Since that time, more than six and a half million copies have been sold, and each December it faithfully reappears on national bestseller lists. A perfect keepsake for any family, this beautiful edition could be handed down to each and every single new generation of readers. To commemorate this unique anniversary, this heirloom gift edition has been developed.

One couldn't select a a lot more delightful and exciting premise for a children's book than the tale of a young boy lying awake on Christmas Eve only to have Santa Claus sweep by and take him on a trip with other children to the North Pole. The set consists of a silver foil border, a CD audio recording study by Liam Neeson, a note from Chris Van Allsburg, and a silvery keepsake"All Aboard"ornament. The Polar Express rings with vitality and wonder. 25th Anniversary Edition Includes To commemorate this exclusive anniversary, a lavish gift edition has been created. And one couldn't ask for a much far much more talented artist and writer to tell the story than Chris Van Allsburg. Allsburg, a sculptor who entered the genre nonchalantly when he designed a children's book as a diversion from his sculpting, won the 1986 Caldecott Medal for this book, one of several award winners he's developed.

Amazon Exclusive: A Letter from Chris Van AllsburgDear Amazon Readers,Over the past twenty-five years, many folks have shared stories with me concerning the effect that reading The Polar Express has had on their families and on their celebration of Christmas. Years later the woman learned from a mutual acquaintance that Eddie had grown up and turn out to be a soldier. He had opened it in his barracks, just just before curfew, with a few of his fellow GIs at present in their bunks. One within the most poignant was told to me five or six years ago at a book signing in the Midwest, on a snowy December evening. As I inscribed a book to a woman in her sixties, she told me that it was the second copy she had owned, and wanted to know if she could she tell me what had happened to the first. A month later, after the holidays had passed, she received a letter from Eddie. All aboard,Chris Van Allsburg One year she offered to give him the book, but Eddie declined due to the fact he wanted to hear her read it aloud to him, which she continued to do every single year until the boy and his family moved away. Eddie, quietly and a little self-consciously, study The Polar Express. He knew it well from his own childhood and asked Eddie to study it."Out loud? She had a collection of picture books, which she read to him, but around the holidays, the only story he ever wanted to hear, over and over, was The Polar Express. She wasn't sure what a nineteen-year-old battle-weary soldier would do with the book in an army barracks inside the Middle East, but she wanted him to have it."Of course,"I answered. When he'd completed and closed the book, a moment of silence passed. He told her he was very happy to have heard from her and to get the box of gifts."he asked."Yeah,"his buddy told him. Then from behind him a voice called out,"Read it again,"and another joined in,"Yeah, study it again,"and a third added,"This time, louder."So Eddie did. He would usually cross his driveway to visit her. A soldier inside the subsequent bunk spotted the book. She included candy, cookies, socks, and her old copy of The Polar Express. A dozen years earlier the woman, who had no children of her own, befriended a neighbor, a boy of about seven, named Eddie. Since Christmas was approaching, the woman decided to send him a gift box. He was stationed in Iraq. He wrote for the woman that he'd stood up and read it to his comrades just the way he remembered she had read it to him.


  • Units: 1
  • Number of Pages: 32
  • Languages:
  • English (Unknown)
  • English (Original Language)
  • English (Published)
  • Product Dim.: Height: 0.4" Length: 9.3" Width: 11.4"
  • Product Weight: 1.29 lbs.
  • Package: Height: 0.5" Length: 11.5" Depth: 9.2"
  • Package Weight: 1.2 lbs.

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