Polar express book and bell
Overview of The Polar ExpressThe book is now widely considered to be a classic Christmas story for young children. For the work, Van Allsburg won the annual Caldecott Medal for illustration of an American children's picture book in , his second. The book is set partially in Grand Rapids, Michigan , the author's home town, and was inspired in part by Van Allsburg's memories of visiting the Herpolsheimer's and Wurzburg's department stores as a child. A young boy is awakened on Christmas Eve night by the sound of a train. To his astonishment, he finds the train is waiting for him. He sees a conductor who then proceeds to look up at his window. He runs downstairs and goes outside.
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Later that night he hears not bells but a very different sound. He looks out of his window and is astounded to see a steam engine parked in front of his house. The conductor invites him to board the Polar Express, a train filled with children on their way to the North Pole. The boy and his companions journey past tiny towns and forests full of wild creatures. The train takes the children to the center of the city, where Santa and the elves have gathered for the giving of the first gift of Christmas. The boy is chosen to receive this first gift. When the children return to the train, the boy realizes the bell has fallen through a hole in his pocket.
For millions of readers worldwide, this mysterious journey to the North Pole has become a beloved classic. In this 30th anniversary edition, the inimitable artistry of Chris Van Allsburg is revealed in a never-before-seen fashion, with a new jacket design and expanded interior layout. Later that night he hears not bells but a very different sound. He looks out his window and is astounded to see a steam engine parked in front of his house! The conductor invites him to board the Polar Express, a train filled with children on their way to the North Pole.
Since it was first published, The Polar Express has become a Christmas classic. Chris Van Allsburg, the author and illustrator, has received numerous accolades for this heartwarming Christmas story, including the prestigious Randolph Caldecott Medal , awarded in for the quality of the illustrations in this picture book. While on one level, The Polar Express is the story of a little boy's magical train ride to Santa's workshop at the North Pole, on another level it's a story about the power of faith and belief. We recommend The Polar Express for children five and older as well as teens and adults. The narrator, an old man, shares his memories of the magical Christmas experience he had as a boy and its life-long impact. Almost all of the story takes place on a dark and snowy night.
The book is set partially in Grand Rapids, Michigan , Allsburg's home town. In , it was adapted into an Oscar-nominated motion-capture film starring Tom Hanks , directed by Robert Zemeckis and with Van Allsburg as the executive producer. One Christmas Eve, a boy is laying quietly in his bed, listening for the ringing bells of Santa's sleigh, despite that a friend told him that Santa does not exist.
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