Synopses & Reviews
Since its publication in 1985, Chris Van Allsburgs holiday classic has sold more than four million copies and has come to signify the essential spirit of Christmas for countless readers. Now, in celebration of its fifteenth anniversary, THE POLAR EXPRESS is available in a deluxe gift set, beautifully packaged and featuring a dramatic new reading of the timeless tale. The set includes a hardcover copy of the Caldecott Award-winning book, recordings of the story on both cassette and compact disc, and a commemorative ornament designed by Chris Van Allsburg. Readers young and old are sure to treasure this inspiring book, which brings to life the magic of Christmas for all who believe.
Even the most hardened Santa doubters might find in THE POLAR EXPRESS the faith to believe again.”
A publishing phenomenon an established picture-book classic.”
The New York Times
"A publishing phenomenon — an established picture-book classic."
"The Polar Express is magic indeed."
About the Author
Chris Van Allsburg is the winner of two Caldecott Medals, for Jumanji and The Polar Express, as well as the recipient of a Caldecott Honor Book for The Garden of Abdul Gasazi. The author and illustrator of numerous picture books for children, he has also been awarded the Regina Medal for lifetime achievement in children's literature. In 1982, Jumanji won the National Book Award and in 1996, it was made into a popular feature film. Chris Van Allsburg was formerly an instructor at the Rhode Island School of Design. He lives in Rhode Island with his wife and two children.Liam Neeson has become one of the leading international motion picture figures of our time. In 1975, the Irish-born actor joined the prestigious Lyric Players Theatre in Belfast and, later, the famed Abbey Theatre in Dublin. Liam Neeson has appeared in more than 25 films, including Husband and Wives, Michael Collins, Star Wars: Episode One--The Phantom Menace. His portrayal of Oskar Schindler in Schindler's List won Liam nominations for an Academy Award(R), a Golden Globe, and the BAFTA Award.