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Polar Express 30th Anniversary Edition


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Chris Van Allsburg is the winner of two Caldecott Medals, for Jumanji and The Polar Express, and is the recipient of a Caldecott Honor for The Garden of Abdul Gasazi. He lives on the North Shore of Boston. Visit his website at www.chrisvanallsburg.com.


"The best book about Santa."--Entertainment Weekly

"The Polar Express is magic indeed. "--The New York Times "Allsburg's mix of meticulousness and mysticism is his own, and his quiet Christmas bell, now run, will not stop ringing."--Adam Gopnik, author of The King in the Window "The sumptuous pastel effects make this one of Van Allsburg's most treasured visions."--Newsweek "As always, the forms are sculptured, the perspectives as dazzling as they are audacious, the colors rich and elegant, the use of light and shadow masterly."--Horn Book Guide "Even the most hardened Santa doubters might find in The Polar Express the faith to believe again."--American Bookseller 1986 Caldecott Medal Winner
A New York Times Best Illustrated Children's Book of the Year
ALA Notable Book for Children
Booklist Editors' Choice
Horn Book Fanfare Selection
Reading Rainbow Review Book

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