Monday, December 21, 2009

The Polar Express

The Polar Express by Chris Van Allsburg, 1985.

Part of the magic of Christmas for a child is Santa Claus. I still have vivid memories myself of listening for Santa's sleigh bells. We always set out cookies, sometimes carrots for the reindeer and sometimes "reindeer food".

This book helps foster these memories for children by taking us on a journey with a young boy on the Polar Express to the North Pole. The one gift the boy asked Santa for was a silver bell from Santa's sleigh.

I have a silver bell from Santa's sleigh that hangs on my Christmas tree every year!

Now also a major motion picture, you can share this story through movie with your children each year.

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