The Polar Express: The Movie: Trip to the North: A Junior Novel

The Polar Express: The Movie: Trip to the North: A Junior Novel

by Ellen Weiss
     
 

Straight from the silver screen comes the story of the Polar Express, with an eight-page color insert of movie scenes.

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Straight from the silver screen comes the story of the Polar Express, with an eight-page color insert of movie scenes.

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Children's Literature
On a quiet Christmas Eve in Grand Rapids, Michigan a young Boy yearns to believe in Santa. It's 1955 and, as he hopes for reassurance, he can't help thinking about the time his sister pulled down Santa's beard. Then he takes a copy of The Saturday Evening Post from a drawer. A Norman Rockwell painting on the cover shows a little child finding Santa's beard and coat in his Dad's room. The Boy finally falls asleep, only to awaken to the sound of a bell and then the adventures begin. This story is based upon the screenplay which in turn is based upon the 1985 book The Polar Express written by Chris Van Allsburg. Tousle haired toddlers are not the intended audience for this version. While the original story was a calming bedtime tale filled with wonder, this version rushes ahead with the breakneck speed of an express train barreling down the tracks. The reader is carried swiftly along, from one adventure to another, veering toward and swerving away from several moral issues. The kids in the story experience thrilling escapades before arriving at the North Pole and being given that which they most need. The fast pace will keep youngsters turning the pages. 2004, Houghton Mifflin, Ages 8 to 11.
—Carolyn Mott Ford

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780618477906
Publisher:
Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Publication date:
10/12/2004
Series:
Polar Express Series
Pages:
128
Product dimensions:
5.25(w) x 7.63(h) x 0.31(d)
Age Range:
8 - 12 Years

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