The Polar Express

by Chris Van Allsburg

An adult's memory of one Christmas Eve in childhood involves his trip on a magical... read more

An adult's memory of one Christmas Eve in childhood involves his trip on a magical train to choose the first gift. He asks for a silver bell from Santa's sleigh. The bell still rings for the narrator as it does for all who truly believe. The distinctive composition of each full color painting and the skillful use of color mark this fantasy. Honor Book, 1985 CCBC Caldecott Discussion. (Ages 5-8)

© Cooperative Children's Book Center, Univ. of Wisconsin - Madison, 1985

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