Since its publication in 1985, Chris Van Allsburg’s holiday classic has sold millions of copies and has come to signify the essential spirit of Christmas for countless readers.
Readers young and old are sure to treasure this inspiring book, which brings to life the magic of Christmas for all who believe.
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While on one level, The Polar Express is the story of a little boy's magical train ride to Santa's workshop at the North Pole, on another level it's a story about the power of faith and belief. I recommend The Polar Express for children five and older as well as teens and adults.Read Full Review of The Polar Express
The illustrations in this book are classic Chris Van Allsburg … but the vividness of the language could stand on its own. The ending of this lovely book never fails to give me chills.Read Full Review of The Polar Express
The art in the book is very detailed and nicely done. However a younger child might think the paintings are a little busy, and because the book is during the night, the pictures are a little dark...Overall I do very much think that all ages would take pleasure in The Polar Express, it is a very well written book, and the pictures are fantastic.Read Full Review of The Polar Express
So as your holiday gift to yourself, buy the book. Not the "special edition” with the bell and the CD and Lord knows what else. Not the Kindle download. The basic book. Because it’s all you need.Read Full Review of The Polar Express
This book is a reminder of truly believing in the magic of Christmas. The Polar Express 30th Anniversary Edition makes a beautiful gift for the holidays and can be made into an annual family tradition to be read each year.Read Full Review of The Polar Express
Maybe this is a cliche book to say this is my favorite Christmas book, but there’s really no other choice for me. I love the story. What kid would not want to wake up in the MIDDLE OF THE NIGHT on Christmas Eve with a TRAIN on their street, full of kids and ALL OF THE HOT COCOA, and take a train ride to the North Pole to meet SANTA CLAUS?Read Full Review of The Polar Express
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