Books

The Polar Express

By Chris Van Allsburg
Illustrated by Chris Van Allsburg

Mini hardback gift edition of this bestselling classic Christmas book.

Late 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. "Magical glowing double spread pictures . . . an original and memorable book." - Guardian "Evocative, realist pastels and atmospheric text." - Sunday Times "A thrilling tale." - Independent

  • Chris van Allsburg has created a magical Christmas classic for which he was awarded the most prestigious award in the USA - the Caldecott Medal.
  • The Hardback has sold 5 million worldwide including 50,000 copies in the UK.
  • First published in paperback in 2009, this book has been a Christmas bestseller ever since.

About the author

Chris van Allsburg lives in Providence, Rhode Island and lectures at the Rhode Island School of Design. He is a sculptor and Artist Biography, 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 Illustrator Biographys in October 2009.

ISBN: 9781783441815
Imprint: Andersen Press
Distributor: Walker Australia-HEDS
Binding: Hardback
Release Date: October 2, 2014
Dimensions: 174 x 138mm, 32pp
Stock Status: Out of Print
Australian RRP: $14.99
New Zealand RRP: $16.99
Stock Level: Out Of Stock

Last updated on 18/04/21 at 22:44:08
Copyright © 2007 Walker Books Australia. All rights reserved.