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The Polar Express /

by Van Allsburg, Chris [author,].
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookPublisher: Boston : Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, [2015]Description: 1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 24 x 30 cm.ISBN: 9780544580145; 0544580141.Subject(s): North Pole -- Juvenile fiction | Santa Claus -- Juvenile fiction | Railroad trains -- Juvenile fiction | Passenger trains -- Juvenile fiction | North Pole -- Fiction | Santa Claus -- Fiction | Christmas -- Fiction | Christmas stories | Juvenile works | Christmas stories | Fiction | Juvenile works | FictionSummary: A magical train ride on Christmas Eve takes a boy to the North Pole to receive a special gift from Santa Claus.
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1986 Caldecott Medal Winner <br> <br> 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.   <br> 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.     

"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"--Amazon.

A magical train ride on Christmas Eve takes a boy to the North Pole to receive a special gift from Santa Claus.

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<opt> <anon I1="BLANK" I2="BLANK">"On Christmas Eve, many years ago, I lay quietly in my bed. I did not rustle the sheets. I breathed slowly and silently. I was listening for a sound -- a sound a friend had told me I'd never hear -- the ringing bells of Santa's sleigh. 'There is no Santa,' my friend had insisted, but I knew he was wrong. Late that night I did hear sounds, though not of ringing bells. From outside came the sounds of hissing steam and squeaking metal. I looked through my window and saw a train standing perfectly still in from of my house." Copyright (C) 1985 by Chris Van Allsburg. All rights reserved. Excerpted from The Polar Express by Chris Van Allsburg All rights reserved by the original copyright owners. Excerpts are provided for display purposes only and may not be reproduced, reprinted or distributed without the written permission of the publisher.</anon> </opt>

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