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The Resource The Polar Express, written and illustrated by Chris Van Allsburg

The Polar Express, written and illustrated by Chris Van Allsburg

Label
The Polar Express
Title
The Polar Express
Statement of responsibility
written and illustrated by Chris Van Allsburg
Creator
Contributor
Illustrator
Publisher
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
A magical train ride on Christmas Eve takes a boy to the North Pole to receive a special gift from Santa Claus
Summary
A magical train ride on Christmas Eve takes a boy to the North Pole to receive a special gift from Santa Claus
Tone
Writing style
Illustration
Award
  • ALA Notable Children's Book, 1986
  • Buckeye Children's Book Award (Ohio), Grades K-2, 1991.
  • Caldecott Medal, 1986.
  • Kentucky Bluegrass Award, 1987.
  • New York Times Best Illustrated Children's Books: 1985
  • Parents' Choice Award for Picture Books, 1985.
Awards note
Caldecott Medal, 1986.
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
115695
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
[E]
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
Intended audience
  • Elementary Grade
  • 520
Intended audience source
Lexile
LC call number
  • PZ7.V266
  • PS3572.A41367
LC item number
  • Po 1985
  • P65 1985
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520
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/minGradeLevel
  • 1
  • 3
Reading level
  • 3.8.
  • 4.9.
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
Study program name
  • Accelerated Reader
  • Reading Counts!
Target audience
juvenile
Label
The Polar Express, written and illustrated by Chris Van Allsburg
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Instantiates
Publication
Note
Art techniques used: Soft layers of watercolor, pastel and colored pencils with a sensitive awareness of light and perspective
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Sample text for The Polar Express / written and illustrated by Chris Van Allsburg. "On Christmas Eve, many years ago, I lay quietly in my bed. I did not rustle the sheets. I breathed slowly and silently. I was listening for a sound -- a sound a friend had told me I'd never hear -- the ringing bells of Santa's sleigh. 'There is no Santa, ' my friend had insisted, but I knew he was wrong. Late that night I did hear sounds, though not of ringing bells. From outside came the sounds of hissing steam and squeaking metal. I looked through my window and saw a train standing perfectly still in from of my house."
Control code
1354938
Dimensions
24 x 30 cm
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
[32] pages
Isbn
9780395389492
Lccn
85010907
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
color illustrations
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocm12162097
  • (OCoLC)12162097
Label
The Polar Express, written and illustrated by Chris Van Allsburg
Link
Publication
Note
Art techniques used: Soft layers of watercolor, pastel and colored pencils with a sensitive awareness of light and perspective
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Sample text for The Polar Express / written and illustrated by Chris Van Allsburg. "On Christmas Eve, many years ago, I lay quietly in my bed. I did not rustle the sheets. I breathed slowly and silently. I was listening for a sound -- a sound a friend had told me I'd never hear -- the ringing bells of Santa's sleigh. 'There is no Santa, ' my friend had insisted, but I knew he was wrong. Late that night I did hear sounds, though not of ringing bells. From outside came the sounds of hissing steam and squeaking metal. I looked through my window and saw a train standing perfectly still in from of my house."
Control code
1354938
Dimensions
24 x 30 cm
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
[32] pages
Isbn
9780395389492
Lccn
85010907
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
color illustrations
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocm12162097
  • (OCoLC)12162097

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