The Polar Express

by Chris Van Allsburg

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The magic of Christmas Eve is captured in this lushly illustrated classic about a boy's enchanted train ride to the North Pole.

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One Christmas Eve, when the narrator is just a boy, he catches a ride on the Polar Express, a mysterious train bound for the North Pole. Santa offers him any gift he wants, and the boy asks for a silver bell from Santa's sleigh.

At the stroke of midnight, when the boy boards the train back home, he discovers that the bell is gone! Was it all just a dream? Will the bell ever reappear?

This beloved favorite reminds readers of the magic in believing, and reading it aloud makes for a wonderful family holiday tradition.

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    • Grades: K - 3
    • Ages: 5 - 9
  • Product Type: Book
  • Page Count: 32 pages
  • Dimensions: 11 3/8" x 9"
  • Language: English
  • ISBN 13: 978-0-590-99809-3