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The Polar Express

(1989)
A Picture Book by

 
Late one Christmas Eve after the town has gone to sleep, the boy boards the mysterious train that waits for him: the Polar Express bound for the North Pole. When he arrives, Santa offers the boy any gift he desires. The boy modestly asks for one bell from the harness of the reindeer. The gift is granted. On the way home the bell is lost.On Christmas morning, the boy finds the bell under the tree. The mother of the boy admires the bell, but laments that it is broken, for you see, only believers can hear the sound of the bell. In strange and moving shades of full color art, Chris Van Allsburg creates an otherworldly classic of the Christmas season.The Polar Express evokes the same sense of mystery as his previous imaginative books, The Garden of Abdul Gasazi, Jumanji, and The Wreck of the Zephyr.

 
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Hardback Editions

September 2015 : USA Hardback
Title: Polar Express 30th anniversary edition
Author(s): Chris Van Allsburg
ISBN: 0-544-58014-1 / 978-0-544-58014-5 (USA edition)
Publisher: HMH Books for Young Readers
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October 2014 : USA Hardback
Title: The Polar Express big book
Author(s): Chris Van Allsburg
ISBN: 0-544-45798-6 / 978-0-544-45798-0 (USA edition)
Publisher: HMH Books for Young Readers
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   

2000 : UK Hardback
Title: The Polar Express: Mini Edition
Author(s): Chris Van Allsburg
ISBN: 1-78344-181-X / 978-1-78344-181-5 (UK edition)
Publisher: Andersen Press
Availability: Amazon UK   Amazon CA   

September 2009 : USA Hardback
Title: The Polar Express 25th Anniversary Edition (CANCELLED)
Author(s): Chris Van Allsburg
ISBN: 0-547-23893-2 / 978-0-547-23893-7 (USA edition)
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Books for Children
Availability: Amazon CA   

September 2006 : USA Hardback
Title: The Polar Express: Special Heirloom Edition
Author(s): Chris Van Allsburg
ISBN: 0-618-83659-4 / 978-0-618-83659-8 (USA edition)
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin (Juv)
Availability: Amazon UK   Amazon CA   

October 2005 : USA Hardback
Title: The Polar Express Twentieth Anniversary Edition
Author(s): Chris Van Allsburg
ISBN: 0-618-61169-X / 978-0-618-61169-0 (USA edition)
Publisher: HMH Books for Young Readers
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   

September 2004 : USA Hardback
Title: The Polar Express Gift Set
Author(s): Chris Van Allsburg
ISBN: 0-618-47797-7 / 978-0-618-47797-5 (USA edition)
Publisher: HMH Books for Young Readers
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   

November 1985 : UK Hardback
Title: The Polar Express
Author(s): Chris Van Allsburg
ISBN: 0-86264-143-8 / 978-0-86264-143-6 (UK edition)
Publisher: Andersen Press
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January 1996 : USA Hardback
Title: The Polar Express
Author(s): Chris Van Allsburg
ISBN: 0-590-99809-9 / 978-0-590-99809-3 (USA edition)
Publisher: Scholastic
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October 1989 : USA Hardback
Title: The Polar Express: Gift Set
Author(s): William read by Van Allsburg Chris / Hurt
ISBN: 0-395-48880-X / 978-0-395-48880-5 (USA edition)
Publisher: Wilmington, Massachusetts, U.S.A.: Houghton Mifflin
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January 1985 : USA Hardback
Title: The Polar Express
Author(s): Chris Van Allsburg
ISBN: 0-395-38949-6 / 978-0-395-38949-2 (USA edition)
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   

Paperback Editions

October 2015 : UK Paperback
Title: The Polar Express: 30th Anniversary Edition
Author(s): Chris Van Allsburg
ISBN: 1-78344-333-2 / 978-1-78344-333-8 (UK edition)
Publisher: Andersen Press
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   

September 2010 : UK Paperback
Title: The Polar Express [Book & CD-Audio]
Author(s): Chris Van Allsburg
ISBN: 1-84939-098-3 / 978-1-84939-098-9 (UK edition)
Publisher: Andersen Press
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   

October 2009 : UK Paperback
Title: The Polar Express
Author(s): Chris Van Allsburg
ISBN: 1-84270-949-6 / 978-1-84270-949-8 (UK edition)
Publisher: Andersen Press
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   

September 2000 : USA Paperback
Title: The Polar Express Deluxe Gift Package
Author(s): Chris Van Allsburg
ISBN: 0-618-07736-7 / 978-0-618-07736-6 (USA edition)
Publisher: HMH Books for Young Readers
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   

November 1999 : USA Paperback
Title: Polar Express
Author(s): Chris Van Allsburg
ISBN: 1-56137-196-3 / 978-1-56137-196-9 (USA edition)
Publisher: Novel Units
Availability: Amazon UK   

January 1994 : USA Paperback
Title: The polar express
Author(s): Chris Van Allsburg
ISBN: 0-86734-343-5 / 978-0-86734-343-4 (USA edition)
Publisher: Frank Schaffer Publications
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   

Audio Editions

August 1992 : USA Audio CD
Title: Polar Express
Author(s): Chris Van Allsburg
ISBN: 0-8072-0193-6 / 978-0-8072-0193-0 (USA edition)
Publisher: Listening Library
Availability: Amazon CA   

October 1989 : USA Audio Cassette
Title: The Polar Express
Author(s): Chris Van Allsburg
ISBN: 0-395-49281-5 / 978-0-395-49281-9 (USA edition)
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin
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January 1987 : USA Audio Cassette
Title: The Polar Express
Author(s): Chris Van Allsburg
ISBN: 0-676-31743-X / 978-0-676-31743-5 (USA edition)
Publisher: Amer School Pub
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Kindle Editions

September 2015 : USA, Canada Kindle edition
Title: The Polar Express
Author(s): Chris Van Allsburg
Publisher: HMH Books for Young Readers
Availability: Amazon   Amazon CA   


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