The Polar Express

The Polar Express

Picture Book - 1985
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A magical train ride on Christmas Eve takes a boy to the North Pole to receive a special gift from Santa Claus.
Publisher: Boston : Houghton Mifflin, 1985
ISBN: 9780395389492
9780544580145
Branch Call Number: JP VANALLS
Characteristics: [32] p. : col. ill. ; 24 x 30 cm

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RangerB9
Nov 22, 2020

Polar Express is one of my favorite holiday stories. It reminds us of the true meaning of Christmas and to believe is the most important lesson.

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Linyarai
Feb 09, 2020

I read this for the "A Bestseller" part of my 2020 reading challenge. I really enjoyed it, the artwork was lovely and so was the story. I liked how the bell represented belief in Santa.

LiztheLibrarian Jan 25, 2018

One of my favorite Christmas books of all time. I love how it really creates a magic and the promise that if you believe you will always here the bells from Santa's sleigh.

mko123 Dec 12, 2017

Mystical, eternal truths for everyone in this little gem. Read his other books. You will be amazed.

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glenna14
May 27, 2016

My father has read this to us every Christmas Eve since 1985. He even convinced us children he had been to the North Pole. As children I remember the description of hot chocolate thick as melted chocolate bars. I recommend this book to anyone old and young, baby gift or Christmas present.

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emily_ursuliak
Dec 14, 2014

When I was little Mrs. Landry, an elderly woman from the small town I grew up in, would visit our school every year before Christmas to read this book to us. Whenever I read this book I hear Mrs. Landry's voice saying the words. She's long since passed away, but the magic of this story, and the memories I have of listening to it, have never gone away. The story shares the true meaning of Christmas and the illustrations are gorgeous. I still get excited at the end when he unwraps the sleigh bell, and still secretly want one of my own.

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nappunkkomah
Jan 15, 2014

This is a good book. I like this book because it is about Christmas.

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pandorpink
Dec 09, 2012

this book is a really fun book. it is mostly like the movie but shorter

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sunnysun6810
Oct 19, 2012

i have to say that is is a pretty good book

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forever_ice17
Oct 14, 2012

Loved Liam Neeson's storytelling. He did a great job. This is such a great Christmas book!

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ashleyblake225 Aug 30, 2012

Did you hear that sleigh bell? One young boy, whose friends are beginning to doubt Santa's existence, stays awake listening for that telltale jingle to validate his faith. What he hears instead is the toot of a train horn, signaling the beginning of one of the most beautiful Christmas books of all time.

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