The Resource The Polar Express, written and illustrated by Chris Van Allsburg

The Polar Express, written and illustrated by Chris Van Allsburg

Label
The Polar Express
Title
The Polar Express
Statement of responsibility
written and illustrated by Chris Van Allsburg
Creator
Author
Illustrator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Late on Christmas Eve, after the town has gone to sleep, a boy boards a mysterious train that waits for him: the Polar Express bound for the North Pole. When he arrives there, Santa offers him any gift he desires. The boy modestly asks for one bell from the reindeer's harness. It turns out to be a very special gift, for only believers in Santa can hear it ring
Summary
A magical train ride on Christmas Eve takes a boy to the North Pole to receive a special gift from Santa Claus
Tone
Writing style
Illustration
Award
  • ALA Notable Children's Book, 1986
  • Buckeye Children's Book Award (Ohio), Grades K-2, 1991.
  • Caldecott Medal, 1986.
  • Kentucky Bluegrass Award, 1987.
  • New York Times Best Illustrated Children's Books: 1985
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
115695
Cataloging source
HCO
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Van Allsburg, Chris
Dewey number
[E]
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/lexile
520
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/minGradeLevel
  • 1
  • 3
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Santa Claus
  • Locomotives
  • Children's stories
  • North Pole
Target audience
preschool
Label
The Polar Express, written and illustrated by Chris Van Allsburg
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Note
Originally published: Boston : Houghton Mifflin, 1985
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent.
  • rdacontent.
Dimensions
24 x 30 cm.
Extent
1 volume (unpaged)
Isbn
9781842709498
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
n
Other physical details
colour illustrations
System control number
(Sirsi) i9781842709498
Label
The Polar Express, written and illustrated by Chris Van Allsburg
Publication
Copyright
Note
Originally published: Boston : Houghton Mifflin, 1985
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent.
  • rdacontent.
Dimensions
24 x 30 cm.
Extent
1 volume (unpaged)
Isbn
9781842709498
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
n
Other physical details
colour illustrations
System control number
(Sirsi) i9781842709498

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