The Polar Express

Author/Illustrator: Chris Van Allsburg
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin
Publication Date: 1985
Genre: Fiction Picture Book
Audience: All ages
Awards: Caldecott Medal Winner

Overview: A boy is taken away on a magical journey to the North Pole via the Polar Express. He gets a chance to choose a present of his choice first. He receives a melodic silver bell and he keeps it for the rest of his life. The bell sounds beautiful to people who believe in spirit of holiday.

Reviewer’s Name: Shiori Tachiwana