The Polar Express
Written by Chris Van Allsburg
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This atmospheric story is a firm favourite for Christmas reading, reissued here in this mini-edition stocking filler. A magical Christmas tale that is not to be missed and shared with all the family.
The Polar Express by Chris Van Allsburg
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.
'Utterly perfect Christmas tale. One of the most atmospheric and perfectly paced Christmas stories ever written for children.' Read it Daddy! Blog
'You could do no better. Bittersweet, beautifully told, trad book.' The New Review (Supp.To the Observer) Christmas Books 2014
Magical glowing double spread pictures ... an original and memorable book. Guardian
Evocative, realist pastels and atmospheric text. Sunday Times
A thrilling tale. Independent
Stunning and exciting ... deeply painterly scenes express the wonder and imagination still fresh in childhood. Growing Point
A powerfully atmospheric story with a dreamlike quality that will remain with young readers. Books for Keeps
About the Author
Interest Age: To 5
Chris Van Allsburg
More books by Chris Van Allsburg
Andersen Press Ltd
1st October 2015
Andersen Press Ltd is an imprint of Andersen Press
Andersen Press is one of the leading independent children’s publishers, publishing some of the biggest names in the world of children's books including the much-loved picture book characters the Little Princess and Elmer the patchwork elephant. Andersen Press is the home of many award-winning authors and illustrators including Melvin Burgess, Rebecca Stead, Satoshi Kitamura, Tony Ross, David McKee, Chris Judge and Jeanne Willis. Founded in 1976 by Klaus Flugge it won the Bologna Best Children’s Publisher prize in the European Category in 2016, the company’s 40th anniversary year.
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