Van Allsburg, Chris The Polar Express

ISBN 13: 9780099554905

The Polar Express

 
9780099554905: The Polar Express

Late on Christmas Eve, after the town has gone to sleep, a boy boards a mysterious train that waits for him: the Polar Express bound for the North Pole. When he arrives there, Santa offers him any gift he desires. The boy modestly asks for one bell from the reindeer's harness. It turns out to be a very special gift, for only believers in Santa can hear it ring.

"Magical glowing double spread pictures . . . an original and memorable book." - Guardian

"Evocative, realist pastels and atmospheric text." - Sunday Times

"A thrilling tale." - Independent

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Late on Christmas Eve, after the town has gone to sleep, a boy boards a mysterious train that waits for him: the Polar Express bound for the North Pole. When he arrives there, Santa offers him any gift he desires. The boy modestly asks for one bell from the reindeer's harness. It turns out to be a very special gift, for only believers in Santa can hear it ring. (1995-06-06)

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"Utterly perfect Christmas tale. One of the most atmospheric and perfectly paced Christmas stories ever written for children." Read it Daddy! Blog "You could do no better. Bittersweet, beautifully told, trad book." The New Review (Supp.To the Observer) Christmas Books 2014 "A book to keep and remember." Newbury Weekly News, Caroline Franklin "Magical glowing double spread pictures ... an original and memorable book." Guardian "Stunning and exciting ... deeply painterly scenes express the wonder and imagination still fresh in childhood." Growing Point

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