A young boy, lying awake one Christmas Eve, is welcomed aboard a magical trip to the North Pole . . . Through dark forests, over tall mountains, and across a desert of ice, the Polar Express makes its way to the city atop the world, where the boy will make his Christmas wish.
For millions of readers worldwide, this mysterious journey to the North Pole has become a beloved classic.
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 holiday classic.
- Age Range: 4 - 7 years
- Grade Level: Preschool - 3
- Lexile Measure: 520L (What's this?)
- Hardcover: 32 pages
- Publisher: Houghton Mifflin; 1st edition (January 1, 1985)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0395389496
- ISBN-13: 978-0395389492