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Discover the magical Christmas classic with a book and audio CD read by Liam Neeson.

Late one Christmas Eve, a boy boards a mysterious train that waits for him: the Polar Express bound for the North Pole. When he arrives, Santa offers him any gift he desires. The boy modestly asks for one bell from the reindeer's harness. It turns out to be a very special gift, for only believers in Santa can hear it ring.

Liam Neeson's gravitas lends the story just the right sense of magic and possibility in the book and CD edition.

Reviews

You could do no better. Bittersweet, beautifully told, trad book.

The New Review (Supp.To the Observer) Christmas Books 2014

A magical Christmas tale that is not to be missed and shared with all the family.

Lovereading4Kids

Utterly perfect Christmas tale. One of the most atmospheric and perfectly paced Christmas stories ever written for children.

Read it Daddy! Blog

A book to keep and remember.

Newbury Weekly News, Caroline Franklin

This classic tale is beautifully illustrated and helps children understand the value of presents.

Smallish

Truly magical . . . illustrations have a deep rich quality about them and Liam Neeson's voice on CD is the perfect accompaniment to the book.

Early Years Educator

A Christmas classic that will charm every child and adult alike. The accompanying CD read by Liam Neeson is an absolute joy.

Keith Dudhnath, The Bookbag

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Formats & editions

  • Paperback

    9781783445684

    October 30, 2017

    Andersen

    32 pages

    RRP $16.99

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  • Paperback

    9781783443338

    December 1, 2015

    Andersen

    32 pages

    RRP $19.99

    Online retailers

    • Abbey's Bookshop
    • Angus & Robertson Bookworld
    • Booktopia
    • Boomerang Books
    • Collins Booksellers
    • Dymocks
    • Books Kinokuniya
    • The Nile
    • QBD
    • Readings
    • Robinsons Bookshop
    Or

    Find your local bookstore at booksellers.org.au

  • Hardback

    9781783441815

    December 1, 2014

    Andersen

    32 pages

    RRP $16.99

    Online retailers

    • Abbey's Bookshop
    • Angus & Robertson Bookworld
    • Booktopia
    • Boomerang Books
    • Collins Booksellers
    • Dymocks
    • Books Kinokuniya
    • The Nile
    • QBD
    • Readings
    • Robinsons Bookshop
    Or

    Find your local bookstore at booksellers.org.au

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