Book #24630

The Polar Express - 1st Edition/1st Printing

Chris Van Allsburg, Writer and
The Polar Express - 1st Edition/1st Printing

Binding: Cloth
Book Condition: Fine in Near Fine dust jacket
Edition: First Edition; First Printing
Size: Oblong 4to ; [32] pages
Publisher: Boston: Houghton Mifflin Company, 1985.
ISBN: 0395389496
Illustrator: Illustrated by Chris Van Allsburg

A charming first printing of the first edition in Fine condition, bound in burgundy cloth with silver foil lettering on spine and silver foil sleigh bell blocked on front cover, taupe endpapers. In just about Fine dust-jacket, only rather minor signs of yellowing, short closed tear to back-panel with Van Allsburg's illustrations on front and back.

Awarded the Caldecott Medal in 1986, Van Allsburg's story of the adventurous magical train ride to the North Pole on Christmas Eve has become a classic read for the holiday season with an unforgettable last sentence: "Though I've grown old, the bell still rings for me, as it does for all who truly believe."

Basis the motion picture adaptation of 2004 starring Tom Hanks ; Color Illustrations.

Price: $900.00

Author Bio

Chris Van Allsburg

Chris Van Allsburg (born June 18, 1949 in Grand Rapids, MI) is an American author and illustrator of children's books. He won the Caldecott Medal for Jumanji (1982) and The Polar Express (1985), both of which he wrote and illustrated, and both of which were later adapted into successful motion pictures. He received the Caldecott Honor Medal in 1980 for The Garden of Abdul Gasazi.