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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
Contributor
Illustrator
Publisher
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
A magical train ride on Christmas Eve takes a boy to the North Pole to receive a special gift from Santa Claus
Awards note
Caldecott Medal, 1986
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
[E]
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
Intended audience
  • 4.9
  • K-3
  • 4.9
  • 3-6
  • 3.8
  • PS-3
  • 520
Intended audience source
  • Follett Library Resources
  • Follett Library Book Co
  • Lexile
Interest level
  • LG
  • K-2
LC call number
  • PZ7.V266
  • PS3572.A41367
LC item number
  • Po 1985
  • P65 1985
Literary form
fiction
Reading level
  • 3.8
  • 4.9
Study program name
  • Accelerated Reader AR
  • Reading Counts RC
Target audience
juvenile
Label
The Polar Express, written and illustrated by Chris Van Allsburg
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Instantiates
Publication
Note
Art techniques used: Soft layers of watercolor, pastel and colored pencils with a sensitive awareness of light and perspective
Contents
Sample text for The Polar Express / written and illustrated by Chris Van Allsburg. "On Christmas Eve, many years ago, I lay quietly in my bed. I did not rustle the sheets. I breathed slowly and silently. I was listening for a sound -- a sound a friend had told me I'd never hear -- the ringing bells of Santa's sleigh. 'There is no Santa, ' my friend had insisted, but I knew he was wrong. Late that night I did hear sounds, though not of ringing bells. From outside came the sounds of hissing steam and squeaking metal. I looked through my window and saw a train standing perfectly still in from of my house."
Dimensions
24 x 30 cm.
Extent
1 v. (unpaged).
Isbn
9780329043971
Lccn
85010907 /AC
Other physical details
col. ill.
System control number
ocm12162097
Label
The Polar Express, written and illustrated by Chris Van Allsburg
Link
Publication
Note
Art techniques used: Soft layers of watercolor, pastel and colored pencils with a sensitive awareness of light and perspective
Contents
Sample text for The Polar Express / written and illustrated by Chris Van Allsburg. "On Christmas Eve, many years ago, I lay quietly in my bed. I did not rustle the sheets. I breathed slowly and silently. I was listening for a sound -- a sound a friend had told me I'd never hear -- the ringing bells of Santa's sleigh. 'There is no Santa, ' my friend had insisted, but I knew he was wrong. Late that night I did hear sounds, though not of ringing bells. From outside came the sounds of hissing steam and squeaking metal. I looked through my window and saw a train standing perfectly still in from of my house."
Dimensions
24 x 30 cm.
Extent
1 v. (unpaged).
Isbn
9780329043971
Lccn
85010907 /AC
Other physical details
col. ill.
System control number
ocm12162097

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