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The Polar Express / M

Author: Chris Van Allsburg
Publisher: Boston : Houghton Mifflin, 1985.
Series: Caldecott book.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Fiction : EnglishView all editions and formats
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A magical train ride on Christmas Eve takes a boy to the North Pole to receive a special gift from Santa Claus. Grade 3.1; Points 0.5.
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Genre/Form: Christmas stories
Fiction
Dust jackets (Bindings)
Named Person: Santa Claus; Santa Claus.
Material Type: Fiction, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Chris Van Allsburg
ISBN: 0395389496 9780395389492 9781451719383 1451719388 9780544580145 0544580141 9780758700667 0758700660 9780329043971 0329043978
OCLC Number: 779345907
Performer(s): Illustrated by the Author.
Awards: Caldecott Medal, 1986.
Description: 32 unnumbered pages : color illustrations ; 24 x 30 cm.
Contents: Sample text for The Polar Express / written and illustrated by Chris Van Allsburg. "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."
Series Title: Caldecott book.
Responsibility: written and illustrated by Chris Van Allsburg.
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A magical train ride on Christmas Eve takes a boy to the North Pole to receive a special gift from Santa Claus. Grade 3.1; Points 0.5.

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