The Polar Express (Audio Cassette)

By Chris Van Allsburg, William Hurt (Read by)

Houghton Mifflin Books for Children, 9780395488805

Publication Date: October 1, 1989

Other Editions of This Title:
Hardcover, Spanish (3/1/1994)
Hardcover (10/1/2005)
Hardcover (10/1/2000)
Hardcover (10/28/1985)
Hardcover, Chinese (11/1/2004)
Paperback, Vietnamese (4/7/2016)

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Description

A magical train ride on Christmas Eve takes a boy to the North Pole to receive a special gift from Santa.



Praise For The Polar Express

"Even the most hardened Santa doubters might find in The Polar Express the faith to believe again." American Bookseller

"As always, the forms are sculptured, the perspectives as dazzling as they are audacious, the colors rich and elegant, the use of light and shadow masterly." Horn Book

"As always, the forms are sculptured, the perspectives as dazzling as they are audacious, the colors rich and elegant, the use of light and shadow masterly." Horn Book Guide

"The Polar Express is magic indeed" The New York Times

"The sumptuous pastel effects-train lights seen through falling snow and a vertiginous overhead view, from Santa's sleigh, of his popular city-make this one of Van Allsburg's most treasured visions." Newsweek

"One couldn't select a more delightful and exciting premise for a children's book than the tale of a young boy lying awake on Christmas Eve only to have Santa Claus sweep by and take him on a trip with other children to the North Pole. And one couldn't ask for a more talented artist and writer to tell the story than Chris Van Allsburg. Allsburg, a sculptor who entered the genre nonchalantly when he created a children's book as a diversion from his sculpting, won the 1986 Caldecott Medal for this book, one of several award winners he's produced. The Polar Express rings with vitality and wonder." Amazon.com