The Polar Express
by Chris Van Allsburg

In Bookstores

Dear Bookseller:

The Polar Express is enjoyed the world over by children and adults of all ages and, after thirty years in publication, is still one of the most beloved holiday classics. We would like to thank you, the booksellers, for all you have done to put this beautiful and inspirational picture book into the hands of so many children, parents, grandparents, and others who believe in the spirit of Christmas.

This thirtieth anniversary edition of The Polar Express is filled with beautiful special touches to create a lavish gift edition. The book now includes:

  • a new jacket design and expanded interior layout
  • a note from Chris Van Allsburg
  • downloadable audio read by Liam Neeson
  • a golden keepsake “All Aboard” ornament


Click here to download an extensive event kit for The Polar Express. It contains everything you need to host a perfect family-friendly party in your bookstore:

  • Invitations
  • Name tags
  • Activity sheets
  • Scrapbook pages
  • Recipe and craft ideas