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    The Polar Express (Andersen Press) (Paperback) By (author) Chris Van Allsburg

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    DescriptionLate 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.

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    The Polar Express
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Chris Van Allsburg
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 40
    Width: 230 mm
    Height: 289 mm
    Thickness: 4 mm
    Weight: 226 g
    ISBN 13: 9781842709498
    ISBN 10: 1842709496

    BIC E4L: EY
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: Y1.3
    BIC subject category V2: YBC
    BIC reading level and special interest qualifier V2: 5AC
    BIC children’s book marketing category: A3M79
    DC22: 813.54
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 22100
    Libri: ENGM3100
    BIC E4L: PCS
    Libri: BILD4700, ENGL1805
    BIC subject category V2: YBCS
    BIC reading level and special interest qualifier V2: 5AB
    BISAC V2.8: JNF013000, JUV000000
    BIC subject category V2: 5AC, 5AB
    Thema V1.0: YBCS
    Edition statement
    Illustrations note
    chiefly col. ill
    Andersen Press Ltd
    Imprint name
    Andersen Press Ltd
    Publication date
    01 October 2009
    Publication City/Country
    Author Information
    Chris van Allsburg lives in Providence, Rhode Island and lectures at the Rhode Island School of Design. He is a sculptor and artist, and twice winner of the Caldecott Medal, first for Jumanji, and then for The Polar Express. He has also received a Lifetime Achievement Award from the Society of Illustrators in October 2009.
    Review quote
    "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
    Review text
    A powerfully atmospheric story with a dreamlike quality that will remain with young readers.