The Polar ExpressReviews
- Number of Pages: 32
- English (Unknown)
- English (Original Language)
- English (Published)
For twenty years, The Polar Express has been a globally bestseller and Christmas classic. Since that time, more than six and a half million copies have been sold, and each December it faithfully reappears on national bestseller lists. In 2004, The Polar Express became a blockbuster holiday movie. The slipcase holds a cloth copy of the book, which includes a distinctive bookplate designed by author Chris Van Allsburg exclusively for this edition. To commemorate this special anniversary, this heirloom gift edition has been developed. The DVD release in 2005 assures, that like the book, the movie will become a holiday classic. A perfect keepsake for any family, this beautiful edition could be handed down to every single new generation of readers. In 1986 The Polar Express was awarded the prestigious Caldecott Medal and hit the New York Times bestseller list.
One couldn't select a much more delightful and exciting premise for a children's book than the tale of a young boy lying awake on Christmas Eve only to have Santa Claus sweep by and take him on a trip with other youngsters towards the North Pole. 25th Anniversary Edition Includes To commemorate this particular anniversary, a lavish gift edition has been created. The Polar Express rings with vitality and wonder. Allsburg, a sculptor who entered the genre nonchalantly when he produced a children's book as a diversion from his sculpting, won the 1986 Caldecott Medal for this book, one of many award winners he's developed. The set includes a silver foil border, a CD audio recording read by Liam Neeson, a note from Chris Van Allsburg, in addition to a silvery keepsake"All Aboard"ornament. And one couldn't ask for a far far more talented artist and writer to tell the story than Chris Van Allsburg.
Amazon Exclusive: A Letter from Chris Van AllsburgDear Amazon Readers,Over the past twenty-five years, a lot of men and women have shared stories with me in regards to the effect that reading The Polar Express has had on their households and on their celebration of Christmas. A dozen years earlier the woman, who had no youngsters of her own, befriended a neighbor, a boy of about seven, named Eddie. A month later, right away after the holidays had passed, she received a letter from Eddie. Then from behind him a voice named out,"Read it again,"and an additional joined in,"Yeah, read it again,"and a third added,"This time, louder. Years later the woman learned from a mutual acquaintance that Eddie had grown up and turn into a soldier. When he'd finished and closed the book, a moment of silence passed. She included candy, cookies, socks, and her old copy of The Polar Express."he asked. A soldier inside the subsequent bunk spotted the book. She had a collection of picture books, which she read to him, but about the holidays, the only story he ever wanted to hear, more than and over, was The Polar Express. He had opened it in his barracks, just just before curfew, with some of his fellow GIs already in their bunks."So Eddie did. She wasn't sure what a nineteen-year-old battle-weary soldier would do with the book in an army barracks inside the Middle East, but she wanted him to have it. One year she supplied to give him the book, but Eddie declined simply due to the fact he wanted to hear her study it aloud to him, which she continued to full every year until the boy and his family moved away. Since Christmas was approaching, the woman decided to send him a gift box. He would often cross his driveway to visit her. He was stationed in Iraq. Eddie, quietly and a little self-consciously, read The Polar Express. One from probably the most poignant was told to me 5 or six years ago at a book signing inside the Midwest, on a snowy December evening. He wrote to the woman that he'd stood up and study it to his comrades just the way he remembered she had read it to him. All aboard,Chris Van Allsburg As I inscribed a book to a woman in her sixties, she told me that it was the second copy she had owned, and wanted to know if she could she tell me what had happened towards the first. He knew it well from his personal childhood and asked Eddie to study it."Yeah,"his buddy told him."Of course,"I answered. He told her he was very happy to have heard from her and to get the box of gifts."Out loud?
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