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The Polar Express
by Chris Van Allsburg

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The Polar Express by Chris Van Allsburg Overview

The Polar Express is a treasured holiday tradition. This lavish gift set includes a CD audio recording read by Liam Neeson, a keepsake "All Aboard" ornament, and a note from author Chris Van Allsburg. Awarded the prestigious Caldecott Medal in 1986, The Polar Express has sold more than 7 million copies, become a classic holiday movie, and been translated into stage producti The Polar Express is a treasured holiday tradition. This lavish gift set includes a CD audio recording read by Liam Neeson, a keepsake "All Aboard" ornament, and a note from author Chris Van Allsburg. Awarded the prestigious Caldecott Medal in 1986, The Polar Express has sold more than 7 million copies, become a classic holiday movie, and been translated into stage productions that take place across the United States during the holiday season.

Chris Van Allsburg

About The Polar Express Description

Chris was born in Grand Rapids, Michigan on June 18, 1949, the second child of Doris Christiansen Van Allsburg and Richard Van Allsburg. His sister Karen was born in 1947. Chris’s paternal grandfather, Peter, owned and operated a creamery, a place where milk was turned into butter, cream, cottage cheese, and ice cream. It was named East End Creamery and after they bottled the milk (and made the ot

Data Book The Polar Express

Original Title The Polar Express ISBN 0395389496 (ISBN13: 9780395389492 ) Edition Language English Literary Awards Caldecott Medal (1986), Kentucky Bluegrass Award (1987), Buckeye Children's Book Award for K-2 (1991), Nevada Young Readers' Award for Primary Category/Picture Book Category (1988), Little Archer Award (1986) ...more Boston Globe-Horn Book Award Nominee for Picture Book - Honor Book (1986) ...less