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 ...
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).
Chris Van Allsburg. Vg+ in vg jacket. ISBN: 0395389496 10th Anniversary Edition with a note from the author signed in the plate on translucent paper at front of book. 9" tall x 11.75"; 32 pages; Caldecott Medal gold seal on front of dust jacket; light wear to edges of dust jacket.
Van Allsburg, Chris. Near Fine in Very Good+ jacket. Oblong 8vo-Over 8"-9" Tall. Unpaginated, maroon cloth boards w/silver letters, dj white-black w/pictorial front & back of a train on a snowy night. A magical train ride on Christmas Eve takes a boy to the North Pole to receive a special gift from Santa Claus. dj in mylar protector.
Very Good. Hardcover with jacket, Houghton Mifflin, (1985), early printing ( H 15 ) on title page and $16.95 on jacket. Maroon cloth boards with silver design on front show minimal wear. No markings. Jacket has a few small closed edge tears; caldecott medal; $16.95 price on jacket; in new archival protective cover. Overall, a beautiful copy.
Illus. Color By Author. Good in Good jacket. 8vo-over 7¾"-9¾" tall. Signed by Author Oblong 8vo. Covers bit faded and spotted. DJ lightly soiled and little worn-still nice. Inscription front endpaper which looks like child's writing, dated 12/21/88. Contents clean and nice. DJ has $16.95 price intact. Early edition. Signed on title page by Chris Van Allsburg.
Very Good in Very Good DJ. Unpaginated. 8vo. Cloth in dustjacket. Shelfwear to dj, light bumping to spine head and upper corners, slight soiling to edges. Light edgewear to book, soiling to cloth. Light foxing to first/last white pages. Inscribed by author on title page. Broadside laid in. A Caldecott Honor Book.
New in New jacket. SIGNED BY CHRIS VAN ALLSBURG! ! Brand new gift quality 25th Anniversary Edition with bonus Ornament and CD. EXTRA BONUS: I will include photos of Chris I took at a previous event! Please Note that I have several copies so your signature may vary slightly from the one shown in my photo. Expedited and international shipping are welcome. Signed by author.
This book is of interest to both adults and children.
Jul 2, 2009
Classic Christmas Book
The Polar Express is a classic story for all ages. It reminds us of the importance of believing in the majic of Christmas, when the world wants to take it away. The artwork is exceptional. This is a must have book for yourself or as a gift to a friend, child, or grandchild.
Oct 19, 2007
The illustrations are beautiful and add to the dream like story. Its every kids dream to go to the North Pole and meet Santa himself. The ending where the boy wants a bell from the reindeer's harness is very touching. Only the children who beleive in the magical world can hear the tingling sound. The boys parents can't hear the bell's enchanting music. The boy too comments on how the bell started to fade on him too until it was only a memory. The looking back and remembering the wonders of christmas makes it a great books for adults too.
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