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.
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.