Polar Express 30th Anniversary Edition: A Christmas Holiday Book for Kids
This beautiful hardcover edition of The Polar Express is the perfect gift for all those—of any age—who believe, come Christmas Eve, that they too will hear the sweet sound of a reindeer’s silver bell. This edition includes a keepsake ornament.
A young boy, lying awake one Christmas Eve, is welcomed aboard a magical train to the North Pole . . .
Through dark forests, over tall mountains, and across a barren desert of ice, the Polar Express makes its way to the huge city standing alone at the top of the world, where the boy will make his Christmas wish.
For millions of readers around the world, this mysterious journey to the North Pole has become a beloved Christmas classic. In this thirtieth-anniversary edition, the inimitable artistry of Chris Van Allsburg is showcased with a bold new jacket design and expanded interior layout.
The Polar Express is a Caldecott Medal winner, and reading the story together is a beloved holiday tradition held by generations of families. It has also become a favorite holiday movie and been translated into stage productions that take place across the United States during the holiday season.
Praise for Polar Express 30th Anniversary Edition: A Christmas Holiday Book for Kids
“The best book about Santa.” — Entertainment Weekly
"The Polar Express is magic indeed." — The New York Times Book Review
"Allburg's mix of meticulousness and mysticism is his own, and his quiet Christmas bell, now run, will not stop ringing." — Adam Gopnik, author of The King in the Window
"The sumptuous pastel effects make this one of Van Allsburg's most treasured visions." — Newsweek
"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
"Even the most hardened Santa doubters might find in The Polar Express the faith to believe again." — American Bookseller
1986 Caldecott Medal Winner A New York Times Best Illustrated Children's Book of the Year ALA Notable Book for Children Booklist Editors' Choice Horn Book Fanfare Selection Reading Rainbow Review Book —