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.
"Magical glowing double spread pictures . . . an original and memorable book." - Guardian
"Evocative, realist pastels and atmospheric text." - Sunday Times
"A thrilling tale." - Independent
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Chris van Allsburg lives in Providence, Rhode Island and lectures at the Rhode Island School of Design. He is a sculptor and artist.More about Chris Van Allsburg