Title: Polar Express by Chris Van Allsburg



Van Allsburg, C. (1985). The polar express. Boston: Houghton Mifflin.

Short Summary: This book is about a young boy who is awake on Christmas Eve, and gets invited to ride on a magical train.

Genre: Fiction

Grade Level: preschool -5

Intended Readers: Students who enjoy the movie, and also teachers can read the book and then the movie during Christmas time.

Personal Response: I grew up reading this book, and also watching this movie. I love this book, because of the magical storyline. I would rate this book five out of five stars.

Text Dependent Question: What does the little boy receive from the worker on the train?