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The Polar Express  - 1st Edition/1st Printing by  Writer and Illustrator  Chris - First Edition; First Printing - 1985 - from Books Tell You Why, Inc. and Biblio.com

The Polar Express - 1st Edition/1st Printing

by Van Allsburg, Chris, Writer and Illustrator

Condition: Fine in Near Fine dust jacket


Boston: Houghton Mifflin Company. Fine in Near Fine dust jacket. 1985. First Edition; First Printing. Cloth. 0395389496 . 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 .


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