Polar Express 30th anniversary edition: 30th Anniversary Edition

Category: Book
By (author): Van Allsburg, Chris
Subject:  JUVENILE FICTION / Classics
  JUVENILE FICTION / Holidays & Celebrations / Christmas & Advent
  JUVENILE FICTION / Transportation / Railroads & Trains
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Published: September 2015
Format: Book-hardcover
Pages: 32
Size: 9.28in x 11.54in x 0.00in
Our Price:
$ 28.99
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Additional Notes

From The Publisher*1986 Caldecott Medal Winner A young boy, lying awake one Christmas Eve, is welcomed aboard a magical trip to the North Pole . . . Through dark forests, over tall mountains, and across a desert of ice, the Polar Express makes its way to the city atop the world, where the boy will make his Christmas wish. For millions of readers worldwide, this mysterious journey to the North Pole has become a beloved classic. In this 30th anniversary edition, the inimitable artistry of Chris Van Allsburg is revealed in a never-before-seen fashion, with a new jacket design and expanded interior layout. Includes author's note, downloadable audio read by Liam Neeson, and golden All Aboard" ornament. "
From The Publisher*A beautiful edition, including downloadable audio read by Liam Neeson, to celebrate 30 years of the magical, timeless story about a little boy's train ride to the North Pole on Christmas Eve.
Review Quote* 
"The best book about Santa."-Entertainment Weekly

"The Polar Express is magic indeed. "-The New York Times

"Allsburg's mix of meticulousness and mysticism is his own, and his quiet Christmas bell, now run, will not stop ringing."-Adam Gopnik, author of The King in the Window

"The sumptuous pastel effects make this one of Van Allsburg's most treasured visions."-Newsweek 
"As always, the forms are sculptured, the perspectives as dazzling as they are audacious, the colors rich and elegant, the use of light and shadow masterly."-Horn Book Guide
"Even the most hardened Santa doubters might find in The Polar Express the faith to believe again."-American Bookseller
1986 Caldecott Medal Winner
A New York Times Best Illustrated Children's Book of the Year
ALA Notable Book for Children
Booklist Editors' Choice
Horn Book Fanfare Selection
Reading Rainbow Review Book
Biographical NoteChris 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 was nominated for a National Book Award and in 1996, it was made into a popular feature film. Chris Van Allsburg is a former instructor at the Rhode Island School of Design.