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The Polar Express

The Polar Express

ISBN: 0395389496

Title: The Polar Express

Author: Chris Van Allsburg

KDL Description:

CALDECOTT E VAN ALLSBURG

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

Amazon Description:

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.