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The Polar Express

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Late on Christmas Eve, after the town has gone to sleep, a boy boards a mysterious train that waits for him: the Polar Express bound for the North Pole. When he arrives there, Santa offers him any gift he desires. The boy modestly asks for one bell from the reindeer's harness. It turns out to be a very special gift, for only believers in Santa can hear it ring. Chris van Allsburg has created a magical Christmas classic for which he was awarded the most prestigious award in the USA - the Caldecott Medal. The author refuses to allow a paperback edition and as a result the hardback has sold over 3 million copies in the USA alone.
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Reissue of this timeless classic Christmas book, to coincide with release of the DVD of the motion picture starring Oscar-winning actor, Tom Hanks.

About the Author

Chris van Allsburg lives in Providence, Rhode Island and lectures at the Rhode Island School of Design. He is a sculptor and artist, who first won the Caldecott Medal for Jumanji, and then won it again for Polar Express.


"You could do no better. Bittersweet, beautifully told, trad book." * The New Review (Supp.To the Observer) Christmas Books 2014 * "A magical Christmas tale that is not to be missed and shared with all the family." * Lovereading4Kids * "Utterly perfect Christmas tale. One of the most atmospheric and perfectly paced Christmas stories ever written for children." * Read it Daddy! Blog * "A book to keep and remember." * Newbury Weekly News, Caroline Franklin * "This classic tale is beautifully illustrated and helps children understand the value of presents." * Smallish *

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