The Polar Express [With Cardboard Ornament]

By Chris Van Allsburg; Chris Van Allsburg (Illustrator)
(Houghton Mifflin, Hardcover, 9780395389492, 32pp.)

Publication Date: October 1985

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Description
"The Polar Express "isa treasured holiday tradition.This lavish giftset includes aCD audio recording read by Liam Neeson, akeepsake "All Aboard" ornament, and a note from author Chris Van Allsburg.
Awarded the prestigious Caldecott Medal in 1986, "The Polar Express "has soldmore than 7 million copies, become a classic holiday movie, andbeen translatedinto stage productions that take place across the United States during the holiday season.



About the Author
Chris Van Allsburg is the winner of two Caldecott Medals, for Jumanji and The Polar Express, as well as the recipient of a Caldecott Honor Book for The Garden of Abdul Gasazi. The author and illustrator of numerous picture books for children, he has also been awarded the Regina Medal for lifetime achievement in children s literature. In 1982, Jumanji was nominated for a National Book Award and in 1996, it was made into a popular feature film. Chris Van Allsburg was formerly an instructor at the Rhode Island School of Design. He lives in Rhode Island with his wife and two children.

Chris Van Allsburg is the winner of two Caldecott Medals, for Jumanji and The Polar Express, as well as the recipient of a Caldecott Honor Book for The Garden of Abdul Gasazi. The author and illustrator of numerous picture books for children, he has also been awarded the Regina Medal for lifetime achievement in children s literature. In 1982, Jumanji was nominated for a National Book Award and in 1996, it was made into a popular feature film. Chris Van Allsburg was formerly an instructor at the Rhode Island School of Design. He lives in Rhode Island with his wife and two children.
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