Take an adventurous ride with a young boy on the Polar Express—an old-fashioned steam train that takes children to the North Pole to see Santa off on his annual sleigh ride. There, the young boy not only chooses the first gift of Christmas—a silver bell from Santa’s sleigh—but he also discovers the true meaning of the season. Told through the eyes of Van Allsburg as a child, this 1986 Caldecott Medal Winner will bring the holiday spirit to every child and family that receives it. All ages.
Hardcover Book : 32 pages
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Company ( July 01, 1985 )
Item #: 10-368852
Product Dimensions: 9.4 x 11.7 x 0.5inches
Product Weight: 18.0 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
The book has amazing pictures. The story is sweet. My three year old is so engrossed every time we read this book.
LOVE LOVE this book... and movie... my girls LOVE to read it around Christmas time. BEAUtiful story and pictures.
Reviewer: Ashley W
My grandson was a little young and much too excited over the train for me to actually read all the words to him. I used the great illustrations to make up a short version of what the pages said. He watched the movie this holiday season and now the Polar Express is one of his favorites to read and to watch. Thanks for this one!
Reviewer: Brenda D
This was my favorite growing up. and reading it to my son always takes me back to when my mother read it to me. the pictures are wonderful and it is an all around great book
This was my favorite book as a child. I recently bought it for my daughter and she loves it as well. You can't go wrong with this book. It's perfect for anyone and would be a great Christmas gift!