The Polar Express

Title: The Polar Express
Author: Chris Van Allsburg
Illustrator: Chris Van Allsburg
Publisher: Anderson Press (2017)
ISBN: 9781783445684
“On Christmas Eve, many years ago, I lay quietly in my bed… I was listening for a sound – a sound a friend had told me I’d never hear – the ringing bells of Santa’s sleigh.” The boy doesn’t hear the bells but instead hears the sounds of a train. So begins the adventure of a boy invited onto a magical train travelling to the North Pole.
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Polar Express: Official Website
Houghton Mifflin Books: The Polar Express Teacher’s Guide
Houghton Mifflin Books: The Polar Express Party Kit
Scholastic: The Polar Express Lesson Plan
Education World: Activities & Lesson Plans
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