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 ...Show synopsisLate 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).Hide synopsis
Description:Fine in Very Good jacket. Picture Book. 4to-over 9"-12" Tall....Fine in Very Good jacket. Picture Book. 4to-over 9"-12" Tall. 29th printing of the first edition bound in full red cloth hard cover with dust jacket, FINE/VG. Tight, unmarked, crisp copy. Jacket has a short closed tear at spine head and is offered in new archival grade mylar cover. A lovely copy of this classic. Unpag., approx. 32pp., illustrated by author. Caldecott medallion on front panel.
Description:Chris Van Allsburg. Near Fine in Near Fine jacket. 8vo-over 7¾"...Chris Van Allsburg. Near Fine in Near Fine jacket. 8vo-over 7¾"-9¾" tall. Winner of the 1986 Caldecott Medal. Clean crisp copy in bright unchipped priced dust jacket.
Description:Van Allsburg, Chris. Near Fine in Very Good+ jacket. Oblong 8vo...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.
Description:Very Good in Very Good DJ. Unpaginated. 8vo. Cloth in...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.
Description:First edition, later printing. Oblong quarto, original cloth....First edition, later printing. Oblong quarto, original cloth. Inscribed by the author in 1989. Fine in a fine price-clipped dust jacket. The Polar Express "clearly established the illustrator-author as one of the premier creators of picture books in 20th-century children's literature. The Polar Express, immediately taken to heart by children and adults alike, was a phenomenon in children's publishing. It won the Caldecott Medal for illustration, appeared on the New York Times best seller list, sold more than a million copies in its first five years of publication and achieved the status of a contemporary classic… Rich panel illustrations, in blues and purples, are accompanied by a narrative that achieves an exceptional sense of story… Van Allsburg touches a universal chord— faith. The simple truth of the story is perceptively conveyed through a felicitous blend of pictures and narrative; the combination radiates with childlike wonder while reverberating with mysterious intensity" (Silvey, 660).
Description:Near Fine in Fine dust jacket. 0395389496. Caldecott Medal...Near Fine in Fine dust jacket. 0395389496. Caldecott Medal winner. Made into the 2004 film. Illustrated by the author. Twenty-seventh printing (10th Anniversary Edition). INSCRIBED by the author. Upper corners slightly bumped, else fine in a fine dust jacket.
Description:Later printing. Fine in fine dust jacket with Caldecott emblem...Later printing. Fine in fine dust jacket with Caldecott emblem to front panel. Color illus. by Chris Van Allsburg. Inscribed by the author "For Bonnie...:
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.
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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