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The Polar Express by  Chris Van Allsburg - Signed First Edition - 1985 - from A&D Books (SKU: 24323)

The Polar Express

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The Polar Express

by Van Allsburg, Chris

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  • hardcover
  • Signed
  • First
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ISBN 10
0395389496
ISBN 13
9780395389492
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Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 1985. Hardcover. SIGNED. First edition, second printing. Near Fine clothbound hardcover with a touch of shelving wear in a Near Fine price-clipped dust jacket with a touch of shelf wear/soiling and no Caldecott medal. A nice copy. All dust jackets are protected by a clear mylar cover. BOOKS SHIP THE NEXT BUSINESS DAY, WRAPPED IN PADDING, IN A BOX. Van Allsburg's fourth book, wherein a boy visits the North Pole; the winner of the 1986 Caldecott award and the source of the movie of the same name. Written and illustrated by Chris Van Allsburg. SIGNED BY VAN ALLSBURG on the half-title and dated 2002; no inscription. Unpaginated [32 pages]; color illustrations throughout; 11.75 x 9.25 inches.

Synopsis

The Polar Express is a 1985 children's book written and illustrated by Chris Van Allsburg, a former professor at the Rhode Island School of Design. It was adapted as a Oscar nominated live-action motion-capture film in 2004. The book is now widely considered to be a classic Christmas story for young children. It was praised for its detailed illustrations and calm, relaxing storyline. In 1986, it was awarded the Caldecott Medal for children's literature.

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book dealer
A&D Books US (US)
Bookseller’s Inventory #
24323
Title
The Polar Express
Author
Van Allsburg, Chris
Format/binding
Hardcover
Book condition
second hand
Quantity available
1
Binding
Hardcover
ISBN 10
0395389496
ISBN 13
9780395389492
Publisher
Houghton Mifflin
Place of Publication
Boston
Date Published
1985
Keywords
Signed
Bookseller catalogs
Children & Illustrated Books;

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