The Polar Express

Author(s): Chris Van Allsburg


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.


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Paperback reissue with new cover of this bestselling classic Christmas book.

Chris van Allsburg lives in Providence, Rhode Island and lectures at the Rhode Island School of Design. He is a sculptor and artist, and twice winner of the Caldecott Medal, first for Jumanji, and then for The Polar Express. He has also received a Lifetime Achievement Award from the Society of Illustrators in October 2009.

General Fields

  • : 9781842709498
  • : Andersen Press Ltd
  • : Andersen Press Ltd
  • : December 2008
  • : 231mm X 290mm X 5mm
  • : United Kingdom
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : Paperback
  • : 9-Oct
  • : en
  • : 813.54
  • : 40
  • : chiefly col. ill
  • : Chris Van Allsburg