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The Polar Express

100% Positive Reviews
Rated #1 in Children's Books


Pros: Beautiful Imagery

Cons: No Cons. This is a must have for your classic holiday library.

The beautiful illustrations and straight forward story-telling invoke the magic of Christmas time. While reading the book to my child, I vividly recall the mysterious and exciting feelings of my childhood at this time of year. Stories of this sort foster a child's limitless imagination and hope for what is possible.


Pros: beautifully illustrated

My father read this to my brother and I every Christmas Eve. Van Allsburg's beautiful illustrations are as quiet and powerful as is the message of the power of belief. There is magic in this story and its pictures! I would recommend treasuring this classic Christmas story and stay far away from the film adaptation, as I have done.  Everything you need for a beautiful storytelling is here in The Polar Express, sure to create lovely wintertime memories for you and yours.


Pros: Incredible illustrations

This book was a go to every Christmas (and often in between) for me growing up and I'm so excited to share my copy with my daughter (arriving in February!)


The illustrations are absolutely stunning, and the story is so fun as a child to imagine. 

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The Polar Express

For twenty years, The Polar Express has been a worldwide bestseller and Christmas classic. A perfect keepsake for any family, this beautiful edition can be handed down to each new generation of readers. In 1986 The Polar Express was awarded the prestigious Caldecott Medal and hit the New York Times bestseller list. Since that time, more than six and a half million copies have been sold, and every December it faithfully reappears on national bestseller lists. In 2004, The Polar Express became a blockbuster holiday movie. The DVD release in 2005 assures, that like the book, the movie will become a holiday classic.

AuthorChris Van Allsburg
FeatureChris Van Allsburg. Signed
LabelHoughton Mifflin
ManufacturerHoughton Mifflin
PublisherHoughton Mifflin
StudioHoughton Mifflin
TitleThe Polar Express
BrandHoughton Mifflin Books for Children
UPCList - UPCListElement046442389495
Item Height9.25 inches
Item Weight1.3 pounds
Item Width11.73 inches
Languages - Original LanguageEnglish
Languages - PublishedEnglish
Package Height0.5 inches
Package Length11.6 inches
Package Weight1.1 pounds
Package Width9.6 inches
CatalogNumberList - CatalogNumberListElementHO-395389496 11-5006-01
Item Length0.39 inches
Model Name/TypeMPNEAN/UPC
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