Book Reviews of The Polar Express

The Polar Express
The Polar Express
Author: Chris Van Allsburg
ISBN-13: 9780590998093
ISBN-10: 0590998099
Publication Date: 1996
Edition: Trumpet special ed
Rating:
  • Currently 4.8/5 Stars.
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4.8 stars, based on 3 ratings
Publisher: Scholastic
Book Type: Unknown Binding
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Helpful Score: 3
I know this is a classic book, and it certainly has wonderful illustrations; however, if your family doesn't do Santa, be warned that this is not the book for you. I also don't personally care for the "magic of childhood lost in adulthood" theme, maybe because I am lucky enough to be in the midst of a magical adulthood. In any case, as with most of Van Allsburg's work, it's best to preview this one before bringing it into your home.
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Helpful Score: 1
Wonderful Christmas story by C. Van Allsburg!
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Helpful Score: 1
I love this children's story about the power of belief and wonder. The illustrations are magnificent!
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Helpful Score: 1
This is a Trumpet Special Edition Hardcover Book
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This is a wonderful christmas story. My kids and I read it often.
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Beautiful story and illustrations. A classic that I read as a child that I now read to my children.
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this is a study Guide.
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For twenty years, The Polar Express has been a worldwide bestseller and Christmas classic. To commemorate this special anniversary, this heirloom gift edition has been created. The slipcase holds a cloth copy of the book, which includes a distinctive bookplate designed by author Chris Van Allsburg exclusively for this edition. A perfect keepsake for any family, this beautiful edition can be handed down to each new generation of readers.

This is a beautiful book.