Polar Express Storytime
2660 28th Street SE
Grand Rapids, MI 49512
Okemos - Meridian Mall
1982 Grand River Ave
Okemos, MI 48864
Westgate Shopping Center
2513 Jackson Avenue
Ann Arbor, MI 48103
We’re celebrating the season with a special storytime at each store! Join us for a reading of Polar Express, a holiday craft, and hot cocoa!
This is a free event, but spots are limited and registration is required. Register by store:
Ann Arbor: https://PolarExpressA2.eventbrite.com
Grand Rapids: https://PolarExpressGR.eventbrite.com
About the Book
A young boy, lying awake one Christmas Eve, is welcomed aboard a magical train to the North Pole . . .
Through dark forests, over tall mountains, and across a barren desert of ice, the Polar Express makes its way to the huge city standing alone at the top of the world, where the boy will make his Christmas wish.
For millions of readers around the world, this mysterious journey to the North Pole has become a beloved Christmas classic. In this thirtieth-anniversary edition, the inimitable artistry of Chris Van Allsburg is showcased with a bold new jacket design and expanded interior layout.
The Polar Express is a Caldecott Medal winner, and reading the story together is a beloved holiday tradition held by generations of families. It has also become a favorite holiday movie and been translated into stage productions that take place across the United States during the holiday season.
About the Author:
Chris Van Allsburg is one of America’s most innovative picture book creators. He is perhaps best known for the contemporary classic The Polar Express, which received the Caldecott Medal in 1985 and was made into a blockbuster movie starring Tom Hanks. He also received the Caldecott Medal for Jumanji, which was made into a popular feature film in 1996 and again in 2017. He also received a Caldecott Honor for his very first book, The Garden of Abdul Gasazi. He has received the Regina Medal for lifetime achievement in children’s literature, a National Book Award, and a Society of Illustrators Lifetime Achievement Award, among other honors. He lives outside of Boston, Massachusetts. Visit him at chrisvanallsburg.com.