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11-30-2004, 10:59 AM
just curious

I rated the film about 7 out of 10

and I had never heard of the book

11-30-2004, 09:45 PM
I love"The Polar Express". Had bought it for my nephew for Christmas when it first came out in 1985, and have probably given about 20 more copies as gifts over the years. I thought Van Allsburg's illustrations were incredible.

I was disappointed with the movie, though. Just didn't capture the magic of the book.

Great book to give to kids of any age, especially if they love Christmas. Another recomendation that I would give for a kid's Christmas book is "Bear Noel", by Olivier Dunrea, the illustrations in this book absolutely knock you to the floor.