Polar Express

Written by Chris Van Allsburg • Illustrated by Chris Van Allsburg

Reviewed by Erin M. (age 7)

A young boy lies awake on Christmas Eve. He is waiting to hear the bells on Santa's Sleigh. Kids at school have told him he won't ever hear them. Suddenly there is a strange noise outside his house. It is a train stopped outside. The conductor asks the boy if he is getting on. The train is headed for the North Pole. The boy climbs aboard and begins a Christmas Eve adventure everyone would like to go on. Will he hear Santa's sliegh bell? You will have to read to find out.

I like this book because the pitures look like photographs. My favorite part is when the box is under the tree at the end. This book reminds my of my grandma and grandpa's house because thay have a train. I like the way the author wrote the story. He uses words to bring out the wonder of Christmas.

I recommend this book to kids of all ages. It is fun to read over and over. I will help you to believe.

Erin M. is a student in Ingrid ODonoghue's 2nd Grade Class
2006-2007