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Lois Leveen: IMG Forsooth Me Not: Shakespeare, Juliet, Her Nurse, and a Novel



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ISBN13: 9780395389492
ISBN10: 0395389496
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"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."

Copyright (C) 1985 by Chris Van Allsburg. All rights reserved.

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holachica31, December 13, 2009 (view all comments by holachica31)
i first read this book with my first grade class, from then on i've read it every year since. i would recommend this to anyone. it captures the feeling of christmas amzingly. it is a must read, its good for nights spent by the fire drinking hot chocolate.
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This wonderful children's book captures the true meaning of innocent childhood, love, and the act of believing. This is a must read for people of all ages who want a book with deliciously drawn pictures, simple yet thought provoking words, and the sweet message of loving and believing. Chris Van Allsburg has written a true masterpeice!
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780395389492
performance Read:
Van Allsburg, Chris
production Music:
Michael Moss.
Illustrator:
Van Allsburg, Chris
Author:
Van Allsburg, Chris
Author:
Hurt, William
Author:
Allsburg, Chris Van
Author:
Neeson, Liam
Publisher:
Houghton Mifflin Harcourt (HMH)
Location:
Boston
Subject:
Fiction
Subject:
Children's fiction
Subject:
Children's 4-8 - Picturebooks
Subject:
Classics
Subject:
Holidays & Festivals - Christmas
Subject:
Christmas
Subject:
Fairy Tales & Folklore - Single Title
Subject:
Santa claus
Subject:
North pole
Subject:
Transportation - General
Subject:
Transportation - Railroads & Trains
Subject:
Transportation - Trains
Subject:
Christmas stories
Subject:
Christmas -- Fiction.
Subject:
North Pole Fiction.
Subject:
Holidays & Celebrations - Christmas
Subject:
Holidays & Celebrations - Christmas & Advent
Subject:
Children s Holiday-Christmas
Copyright:
Edition Number:
revised
Edition Description:
113
Series Volume:
16
Publication Date:
October 28, 1985
Binding:
HARDCOVER
Grade Level:
from K up to 3
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Full-color illustrations
Pages:
32
Dimensions:
9 x 11.38 x 0.13 in 1.25 lb
Children's Book Type:
Picture / Wordless
Media Run Time:
002230
Age Level:
04-08

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The Polar Express Used Hardcover
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Product details 32 pages Houghton Mifflin Company - English 9780395389492 Reviews:
"Staff Pick" by ,

Could a bookseller's favorite book really be a children's Christmas picture book? I am often asked to name my favorite book — an impossible question to answer, really — and I find myself mentioning The Polar Express time and again (not without a small amount of embarrassment — aren't I supposed to come up something just a bit more erudite?). The Polar Express does exactly what every good book should do — it draws you in from the very first, pulls you along, and leaves you sad to turn the final page. But it will also give you a renewed appreciation for the importance of wonder and magic in our daily world. Chris Van Allsburg's mysterious yet enchanting illustrations will captivate you — with each reading I find myself poring over every page, exploring newfound details.

"Review" by , "[T]he pictures may be the best he's done. There is nothing cute here, rather there is something I would have to call majestic."
"Review" by , "The telling is straight, thoughtfully clean-cut and all the more mysterious for its naive directness....The full-page images are theatrically lit....Van Allsburg's express train is one in which many of us wish to believe."
"Review" by , "A publishing phenomenon — an established picture-book classic."
"Review" by , "Even the most hardened Santa doubters might find in The Polar Express the faith to believe again."
"Review" by , "As always, the forms are sculptured, the perspectives as dazzling as they are audacious, the colors rich and elegant, the use of light and shadow masterly."
"Synopsis" by , The classic holiday favorite is now available in a newly designed gift package, featuring a dramatic reading by Liam Neeson, a hardcover copy of The Polar Express, and a keepsake bell with ribbon.
"Synopsis" by , A magical train ride on Christmas Eve takes a boy to the North Pole to receive a special gift from Santa. Winner of the1986 Caldecott Medal.
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