Cover image for The Polar Express
Title:
The Polar Express
Author:
Van Allsburg, Chris.
Personal Author:
Publication Information:
Boston : Houghton Mifflin Co., [1985]

©1985
Physical Description:
1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 24 x 30 cm
Summary:
A magical train ride on Christmas Eve takes a boy to the North Pole to receive a special gift from Santa Claus.
General Note:
Art techniques used: Soft layers of watercolor, pastel and colored pencils with a sensitive awareness of light and perspective.

Winner of The Caldecott Medal.
Language:
English
Contents:
Sample text for The Polar Express / written and illustrated by Chris Van Allsburg. "On Christmas Eve, many years ago, I lay quietly in my bed. I did not rustle the sheets. I breathed slowly and silently. I was listening for a sound -- a sound a friend had told me I'd never hear -- the ringing bells of Santa's sleigh. 'There is no Santa, ' my friend had insisted, but I knew he was wrong. Late that night I did hear sounds, though not of ringing bells. From outside came the sounds of hissing steam and squeaking metal. I looked through my window and saw a train standing perfectly still in from of my house."
Reading Level:
Elementary Grade.

520 Lexile.
Program Information:
Accelerated Reader 3.8.

Reading Counts! 4.9.
Added Author:
Added Corporate Author:
ISBN:
9780395389492

9780544580145
Format :
Book

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