For twenty years, The Polar Express has been a worldwide bestseller and
Christmas classic. To commemorate this special anniversary, this
heirloom gift edition has been created. The slipcase holds a cloth copy
of the book, which includes a distinctive bookplate designed by author
Chris Van Allsburg exclusively for this edition. A perfect keepsake for
any family, this beautiful edition can be handed down to each new
generation of readers. In 1986 The Polar Express was awarded the
prestigious Caldecott Medal and hit the New York Times bestseller list.
Since that time, more than six and a half million copies have been sold,
and every December it faithfully reappears on national bestseller lists.
In 2004, The Polar Express became a blockbuster holiday movie. The DVD
release in 2005 assures, that like the book, the movie will become a
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