Reissue of this timeless classic Christmas book, to coincide with release of the DVD of the motion picture starring Oscar-winning actor, Tom Hanks.
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 *