The Polar Express – Chris Van Allsburg 1985 | 1st Edition


  • Author: Chris Van Allsburg
  • Publisher: Houghton, Mifflin Co., Boston, 1985
  • Binding: Hardcover
  • Condition: Fine
  • Size: 8vo
  • Attributes: First Edition, Dust Jacket, Illustrated

First edition, first printing /w full number line ending in “1”. Binding tight, square, internally fine, unmarked. Dust jacket faintly rubbed at head of spine, clean and bright, with original price of $15.95. No Caldecott Medal sticker, no tears. An absolutely beautiful copy of this classic. Fine in Fine Dust Jacket.

Take a ride aboard the Polar Express in this Caldecott Medal award-winning classic holiday story,  perfect for every child’s library.

A young boy, lying awake one Christmas Eve, is welcomed aboard a magical train to the North Pole. The Polar Express makes its way to the city atop the world, where the boy will make his Christmas wish. This is a story for all who believe in the spirit of Christmas and those who treasure the sound of a reindeer’s silver bell.

The Polar Express is the 1986 Caldecott Medal winner, and reading the story together is a beloved holiday tradition held by generations of families. It was also made into an animated feature film starring Tom Hanks.

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