The Polar Express
|Author:||Van Allsburg, Chris|
The Polar Express, 30th Anniversary Edition
A young boy, lying awake one Christmas Eve, is welcomed aboard a magical trip to the North Pole . . .
Through dark forests, over tall mountains, and across a desert of ice, the Polar Express makes its way to the city atop the world, where the boy will make his Christmas wish.
- Hardcover, 32 pages
- 11.5" x 9"
- 1986 Caldecott Medal Winner
Chris Van Allsburg is the winner of two Caldecott Medals, for Jumanji and The Polar Express, as well as the recipient of a Caldecott Honor Book for The Garden of Abdul Gasazi. The author and illustrator of numerous picture books for children, he has also been awarded the Regina Medal for lifetime achievement in children's literature. In 1982, Jumanji won the National Book Award and in 1996. Chris Van Allsburg was formerly an instructor at the Rhode Island School of Design. He lives in Rhode Island.