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|Additional Physical Format:||Print version:
Van Allsburg, Chris.
Boston : Houghton Mifflin Co., 1985
|Material Type:||Fiction, Juvenile audience, Internet resource|
|Document Type:||Book, Internet Resource|
|All Authors / Contributors:||
Chris Van Allsburg; Houghton Mifflin Company.
|Notes:||Art techniques used: Soft layers of watercolor, pastel and colored pencils with a sensitive awareness of light and perspective.|
|Awards:||Caldecott Medal, 1986.|
|Target Audience:||Elementary Grade.; 520|
|Description:|| 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."
|Responsibility:||written and illustrated by Chris Van Allsburg.|
- Santa Claus -- Juvenile fiction.
- Christmas -- Juvenile fiction.
- Belief and doubt -- Juvenile fiction.
- Passenger trains -- Juvenile fiction.
- Children -- Juvenile fiction.
- Voyages and travels -- Juvenile fiction.
- North Pole -- Juvenile fiction.
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- Christmas -- Fiction.
- North Pole -- Fiction.
- Belief and doubt.
- Passenger trains.
- Santa Claus.
- Voyages and travels.
- Arctic Ocean -- North Pole.
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