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The Polar Express

Chris Van Allsburg

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Published by Andersen, part of Andersen

Format: Paperback


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EAN: 9781842709498
Published: 3 Oct 2013


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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.

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What the critics say

Utterly perfect Christmas tale. One of the most atmospheric and perfectly paced Christmas stories ever written for children.
- Read it Daddy! Blog

A thrilling tale.
- Independent

A timeless Christmas classic.
- Beacon Books

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, 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.

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