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The Polar Express

Author: Chris Van Allsburg; Houghton Mifflin Company.
Publisher: Boston : Houghton Mifflin Co., 1985.
Edition/Format:   Book : Fiction : Juvenile audience : 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.
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Genre/Form: Caldecott Medal
Fiction
Juvenile works
Juvenile fiction
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Van Allsburg, Chris.
Polar Express.
Boston : Houghton Mifflin Co., 1985
(DLC) 85010907
(OCoLC)12162097
Material Type: Fiction, Juvenile audience, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Chris Van Allsburg; Houghton Mifflin Company.
ISBN: 0395389496 9780395389492
OCLC Number: 12162097
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: [32] 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.
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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.

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